Farhad Hussain’s paintings are brimming with confidence in vibrant colors. A 2003 graduate from Shantiniketan, Hussain went on to complete his postgraduate diploma from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Baroda in 2005. His works are based on the realities of human relationships and their subtle complexities. While his earlier works were less complex the seed of his current work was sown then. Farhad says, “In my earlier works, I used to work on images that came from my day-to-day visual experience. But these images were always present with a touch of humor and sarcasm.” Farhad’s paintings dwell on the human figure. His works are narrative with each figure interrelated to the other. Though, at a glance, one may feel awestruck by their presence, each figure portrays an integral part of the work, which nurtures the narrative. In terms of structure and concepts, these recent works deal with more thought-provocative intricacies. The underlying sublimity of humor and irony betray the true experience of the artist. Vibrant colors and bright backdrops are a trademark of the artist. He has chosen to use tempera on cloth for his works, the media allowing him to achieve the desired vibrancy of colors. His work is the method of applying color: dot-by-dot till the entire area is completely covered. Various elements from miniature paintings, Kalighat paintings, Japanese prints, and images from mass media are scrutinized, transformed, and transferred onto the surface through the artist's style of expression. After recognizing his style, the artist is continuously striving to evolve his work, trying to take it to a higher aesthetic level. There is a conscious bid to make his presence felt through his artwork. He has received a Nasreen Mohamedi scholarship. The Indian Art College Art Exhibition also awarded him the prize for best watercolor in 1998. Farhad has participated in several group shows in Baroda, Mumbai and Kolkata.