Farazeh Syed’s reflective paintings address issues of gender politics, creating an alternative narrative to the traditional role of the woman in Eastern society. Often dark and mysterious, it is the empowered female who dominates Syed’s imagery. Drawing upon ancient Indian art and folk texts – where ‘woman’ is the active and authoritative protagonist and her own biography for inspiration, Syed creates bold satirical narratives that are imbued with subtle sexual undertones. The artist lives and
works in Karachi, Pakistan.