Mohd. Feroz Khan
Birth 1978 in India
I am working as an artist since graduation. I am not undergone any formal training but gained experience first with my father Late Shri Mohd Ibrahim Khan, a famous banner painter. Subsequently, in the last 14 years, I trained under the renowned artist Late Shri Manjit Bawa. my ardent eyes spoke of his resolve to dedicate myself to my guru. Bawa took much care to train the young man to use his brush and pastels on a variety of subjects as well as learn to savour the beauty and nuances of texture. Then, as an initial step to guide his pupil through a maze of depictable visuals scattered over the all too familiar space of Delhi, Bawa asked me to draw inspiration from real life.
Deferential to my master’s academic style of figuration, I soon convinced my guru of deft brushmanship and ability to create naturalistic human and animal forms, avoiding explicit linear delineation, while projecting solid masses. Also I took a cue from my Sufi-inspired guru to envisage the serene ambience around such scenes as a young mahout seated atop my contemplative, unhurried elephant, or, as in another simple but lively piece of oil painting, the endearing relationship between a small boy and his pet lamb. And, finally, one may mention another visual in which a teenage boy is seen resting peacefully on his stationary cycle rickshaw. All such figurative works are evocative of perfect harmony and easy poise. Deep down, one thus discovers a kind of spiritual togetherness between man and animals (as also inanimate appurtenances that are used for making a living, but treated with love and care).
I displayed earlier works at Krishna’s collection Art Gallery a couple of years ago receiving connoisseurs’ attention. The exhibition Lalit Kala Academy, comprising more elaborate scenes of daily human activity, should draw out even greater attention from the cognoscenti, especially those who like above all to see simple and tidy figural arrangements on canvas – an increasingly rare genre in today’s’ art scene. I participated in some of their select group exhibitions. Their collectors include the likes of Bollywood actors and filmmaker's, Industrial houses, hospitality groups, writers, artists and the World Bank, among many others.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Galerie Waterton (Asian Contemporary Art), Singapore .
"The Incredible everyday-ness of being "Curated by Sushma bahl at Galerie Romain Roland Alliance Francaise new Delhi & Epicentre Gurgaon.
Tales of Ordinary people "at Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi.
Krishna Collection art gallery, New Delhi.
Participated in group show ‘Representing inward significance outwards’ organised by gallery sree arts .galerie romain rolland indo -french cultural centre .new delhi
Participated in group show organized by SVK art show held in new delhi ...
Participated in group show organized by Art Zest - "Vivid Strokes" at Grand Lobby, Arabian Ranches, Golf Club - Dubai...
Participated in Group Show organized by ( toxteth art gallery) Liverpool ,u.k
Participated in exhibition Asian Students and Young Artist Art Festival organized by Gallery, LVS,Korea,
Participated in Group Show organized by Art Select (Fine Art) in Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai.
Galerie Waterton (Asian Contemporary Art), Singapore.
Participated (India on canvas) a charity art auction conducted by Christie’s for khushii in Feb. '06 at the Malaysian high commissioner.
The faraway tree gallery, Chennai.
"India on Canvas" - Khushi, New Delhi.
Khushii, in association with Round Table India, organised “Indian Strokes – A Myriad of Art” at the Park Hotel, Bangalore.
Participated in Group show held at heritage school, Gurgaon .the show was inaugurated by renowned Painter Anjolie ela Manon. The art exhibited includes work of other painters like Arpana Kaur, Jatin Das Shamshad Hussian, Anupam Sood and Santosh Jain.
Participated in a group show held at Heritage School, Gurgaon inaugurated by renowned painter Manjit Bawa. The art exhibited includes work of Manjit Bawa, Shamshad Hussain, Arpana Kaur and other artists.
Worked with Rajeev Sethi for Lotus Bazaar Forum, Barcelona,
Worked with Rajeev Sethi in “Silk Route’’ Smithsonian festival, Washington DC, USA.
Worked with Rajeev Sethi at Expo in Germany..
Collections owned by
Maria bassols Delgado, Spain ambassador, Delhi. India
Anjali Daphtary (Works at Embassy of Spain), New Delhi
Conceicao A, Andrade, World Bank in India
Bobby Bedi, Bollywood film producer. Delhi.
Mrs., Neelam Khanna, IHHR Hospitality Pvt, Ltd. Delhi.. (Ista Hotel in Hyderabad) .
Mr. Gordon S.Byrn, Chairman of Schroders Property Asia Group. Delhi
John Elliott . Delhi.
Amitabh Adhar . Delhi.
Henry SweetBaum. France.
Ranbir Kaleka (painter) Delhi.
Work in several major collections in India & abroad...
Working and resident in Delhi.