Simeen Farhat

Thinking Yellow

Thinking Yellow

30 x 34 x 5 inches / 76 x 86 x 13 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 2014

I Hear My Name

I Hear My Name

19 x 27 x 9 inches / 48 x 68.5 x 23 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 2014

Shaky and Izzy

Shaky and Izzy

35 x 23 x 6 inches / 89 x 58.5 x 15 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 2014

Delete

Delete

35 x 30 x 10 inches / 89 x 76 x 25 cm, acrylic, 2016

Blue Breeze

Blue Breeze

18 x 20 x 8 inches / 46 x 51 x 20 cm, acrylic, 2016

Grin (Blue)

Grin (Blue)

27 x 24 x 4 inches / 68.5 x 61 x 10 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 2014

Fate

Fate

23 x 24 x 12 inches / 58.5 x 61 x 30.5 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 2014

30 x 34 x 5 inches / 76 x 86 x 13 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 201419 x 27 x 9 inches / 48 x 68.5 x 23 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 201435 x 23 x 6 inches / 89 x 58.5 x 15 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 201435 x 30 x 10 inches / 89 x 76 x 25 cm, acrylic, 201618 x 20 x 8 inches / 46 x 51 x 20 cm, acrylic, 201627 x 24 x 4 inches / 68.5 x 61 x 10 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 201423 x 24 x 12 inches / 58.5 x 61 x 30.5 cm, pigmented & cast resin, 2014


 

Before becoming a sculpture in urethane cast resin, I was conceived and written as poetry in English, expressing philosophy and logic, and about life: feelings, love,  death, war, struggle, freedom–and colorful possibilities about a nascent future. But now, I am also given a visible form with transparency and translucency, representing my lucid thinking, juxtaposed with my own essence–my poetic words–morphed into lines, curves and shapes. My colors that I draw from the iris of human eye–or teardrops falling from them–speak to the eyes of my viewers. I am aesthetically dynamic. I move from one form to another back and forth—from poetic to visual. Although, my visual language does not follow rules of grammar, I still remain true to my very existence: I am language and I am expressive; conceptually and visually.

Simeen Farhat has exhibited nationally and internationally, including recent shows in the National Art Gallery, Islamabad, Pakistan; Sharjah Museum of Modern Art, UAE; Watermill Center, Hamptons, USA; American Center, New Delhi, India; VOLTA NY, New York, USA; La Fontaine Contemporary Art Center, Bahrain; Contemporary Istanbul, Turkey; and more.  Farhat is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Oryx Foundation Artists in Residence, Switzerland; the Xerxes Artist Residency, Hampshire, UK; Prix Arte / Slick, Paris, France and the Clay Fellowship Residency, Rosendale, NY.