Sabah Farooq is a Pakistani-American artist based in Greater Philadelphia. Her paintings in oil, acrylics and multi-media are a culmination of the global perspectives, spirituality and philosophies she has experienced while being raised in multiple countries and traveling most of her life. Sabah’s signature style is to combine the verses of the thirteenth century Sufi poet Rumi in calligraphic form with images of the famous Whirling Dervishes of Konya, Turkey.
Trained at the Art Students League, NY, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY and Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia in oil painting, anatomy, printmaking and film-making, she has exhibited at the United Nations and Asia House in New York.
Artist’s Statement: “My art is a visual amalgam and a celebration of a multicultural, global exposure to the aesthetics, spirituality and philosophies of all that I have been exposed to in my life. I deconstruct elements from diverse places and peoples, and reweave them into compositions which resonate with anyone, anywhere, or so I hope.”