Born 1975 at Jamshedpur, Farhad Hussain completed his graduation in science before joining Kala Bhavan at Santiniketan for another Bachelor’s degree in pursuit of his interest in art and followed it up with further studies for a postgraduate diploma from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Baroda. His colourful work that includes drawings and water colours besides paintings on canvas, features day to day visual experiences of the middle-class urban India. He endows his narrative with an iconography and personality through his figuration, their posturing, dress and the surrounding imagery. The drama of subtle complexities of human relationships and social environment are grounded with a sense of satire mixed with pathos. Farhad’s colours help enhance the brightness and aura of the painting while he also partakes elements from traditions such as the formulaic textile patterns of Indian miniatures. His compositions are often set in a familiar drawing room or a social space, playing out with humour and sarcasm the narrative psychologies of human life and encounters at various levels.