Mr. Shafique Farooqiwww.ArtPal.com/dervishgah
Mr. Shafique Farooqi born in 1942 in Sialkot, He had done his Master from Istanbul University and NCA In his 59 years of his art career he has done more than 10,000 art pieces and 105 Solo shows in USA, England, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Sudan, France, Canada, Holland, Turkey and Pakistan. He has mastered the arts of Free hand Sketches Calligraphy, Landscape, Watercolor, Etching, Symbolic art, ceramic art, Symbiosis concept of art (Journey of Line) and Spiritual art (Whirling Dervishes) which reveals his personality in a novel creation, “The Tale of Drunken Flute in Whirling Dervishes”, already launched in Pakistan & Turkey.
In his early-career Shafique Farooqi has taken to the painting of calligraphy. His calligraphic paintings aimed at painting the letters of the Arabic alphabet.
Mr. Shafique Farooqi fascination with Calligraphic art over 59 years, His artistic journey simultaneously Travers twin paths, virtuosity and wisdom Mr. Farooqi has published his 6th book “ لا الہ الا اللہ” and working on his 7th book “محمد رسول اللہ” which his Knife and hand truly reflects Calligraphy as seen
In Shafique Farooqi’s landscape paintings, there is always a central object, perhaps a tree that has attracted the artist’s full attention. He has treated it in the spirit of a portrait, and has generally succeeded in revealing the whole atmosphere of the landscape in reference to the single tree
Mr. Shafique Farooqi spent almost 17 Years of his life in Turkey from 1983 to 1999 and honorably represented Pakistan at all levels. He received 5 prestigious awards during his stay in Turkey. He taught Islamic Calligraphy and Landscape of Pakistan to hundreds of students. In Turkey, he creates the concept his work is influenced by Sufi mysticism. In his this series of paintings, he uses the whirling dervish “SEMA” of the Mevlevi order as his inspiration. During his stay in Turkey he also create a new concept in the field of art “Symbiosis concept of art (Journey of Line)”
During his stay in turkey He worked as an Advisor in Floyra Istanbul center for Rehabilitation of Disable children and made it model center in Turkey with help of Lion club and foreign funding. Further his paintings on disabled persons have won him honor and distinction in Turkey, England and Germany, and Holland have been prized most for his compassion for the retarded and handicapped children.
Mr. Shafique Farooqi’s 260 painting has commissioned in USA, England, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany, Sudan, France, Canada, Holland, Turkey and Pakistan.
Mr. Shafique Farooqi donated 10 Master Pieces for Diamer bhasha dam. These were sold and the proceeds were presented as contribution towards the dam funds.