A solo exhibition of Farrukh Adnan recently took place at Koel Gallery in Karachi.
Adnan’s studio practice is centered around an ancestral connection with history and archaeology linked to ancient Tulamba located in southern Punjab. His work explores personal memory of space/place, collective historical events, cultural depictions of nature in the context of present times. For the artists, certain revealing aspects of history seem to have a profound impact on the contemporary culture in the present times. His work explores the discussions to interpret spaces within its context. Using pen and ink on canvas, Adnan’s abstract work brings out interesting elements of historical reference. His drawings provide an indepth structural forms intermingled into one. Beyond the chaos of the mesh, a hidden message seems to be peeking out revealing the significance of what has been lost and needs to be preserved.
Farrukh Adnan received his Bachelor in Visual Communication Design from National College of Arts, Lahore (2009). He completed his master’s in Art and Design Studies from Beaconhouse National University with the prestigious scholarship of South Asia Foundation (SAF) Madanjeet’s Singh Institute for South Asian Studies (2014).
He started teaching Photography as a visiting lecturer at National College of Arts, Lahore (2015) and also teaches Drawing and History of Art at National College of Business Administration and Economics, Lahore (2016).