Anum Farooq is an autodidactic artist. She graduated from Imperial College London after studying Biochemistry with Management, alongside being an Associate of the Royal College of Science, after which she completed her PGCE (QTS). An internationally published artist, global educator and mentor, Anum is fond of the creative links between the Sciences and the Arts.
Anum’s art relates to exploring, dreaming and discovering the world around us, educating ourselves with inner insights enlightened with natural perspectives, to enable a holistic art experience. The insight between nature, faith and humanity is a life-long discovery. Our perceptions of the natural world and our role within it, are interesting concepts to explore. Her creative interests also extend to poetry and inspirational writing forms.
Anum began writing poetry since the age of twelve, initially to reflect upon her curiosities and the world around her, progressing to further explorations within the creative arts.
2022 Contemporary Art Festival: Clash 2022, “Lacuna Festivals”, Canary Islands
2021-22 (Curating) Compassionate Women: Kindness in Action, International Digital
2022 Curating Futures “(Im)material”, Yorkshire, England
2022 Artist feature in “Behind the Art Series”, Women’s History Month, MUI The Gallery
2022 “The Meditation” featured in ZO Blue Expo, USA
2021 “Dusk on Water” featured in The Dispatch, Columbus
2021 Featured Artist Interview, ArtOn Gallery, Venice, Italy
2021 University of Baltimore Published “The Sky in Her Eyes”, USA
2021 Featured Artist Interview: The Universal Language of Art, MO Magazine, UK
2021 Featured Artist, ART UP MI Autumn Issue, Milan, Italy
2021 Featured Artist Interview: The Artist’s Voice, Utah, USA
2021 “How art affects our lives?” Artist Interview, Artholic on Spotify, Morocco
2021 Linked INNYC Women of the World Artist, New York and Miami- USA, Caracas -Venezuela,
2021 Featured Artist, Autumn Issue, Collect Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia
2021 “The Poignant Rose” featured in the Art, Culture, Tourism UK Social Media Campaign
2021 “Roots of Courage” featured in I believe - My Art Inspo 2021 Prague
2021 “Sanctuary” featured in Dwell Time Special COVID-19 Edition, England
2021 Featured Artist, October Issue, The Working Artist, UK
2021 Rising Stars Interfaith Artist Interview, Independent Urdu
2021 “The Prayer” licensed by 500px, Visual China Group, Beijing, China and Ontario, Canada
2012 Tate Online Artist , Tate Collective Showcase, UK
2012 Artwork published in HESA Inprint Helsinki, Finland
2002 Certificate of Merit by the Mayor of Enfield: Painting in the park competition
2001 Albany School Public Speaking Award
My interest in exploring the relationship between Science and Art stems from my background in Biochemistry, as well as utilizing pedagogical approaches in combining these disciplines via cross curricular links. I utilize the stages of observation and experimentation from the Scientific method, in my approach to Art, for instance I observe the natural world around us, whether that be the shape of a leaf, patterns in the waves and rocks, colours in the cloud formations to the shape and texture of the tree branches and so on. Then, I experiment with distilling these themes into the abstract paintings or I simply photograph the biology of life with links to human insights and emotions.
The insight between nature, faith and humanity is a life-long discovery. Our perceptions of the natural world and our role within it, are interesting concepts to explore in free flowing brushstrokes. What is reflection? What is integrity through suffering? Do we aspire to be 'David' or 'Goliath'? What of the many miracles? What happens when our dreams come true? What about the two worlds? The one of 'now' and the other of the lasting 'hereafter'? This is just the beginning of the journey...
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