Invoking Rumi, Shafique Farooqi’s Whirling Dervishes transports the viewer to a spiritual realm in an ecstasy of colour. His images swirl and melt into the heavens above joining mind, heart, and body as they seek oneness with God. Having spent a significant part of his life in Turkey, Farooqi’s art has been deeply inspired by Sufism. His recent endeavor is his book on art and mysticism “The Tale of Drunken Flute in Whirling Dervishes”.
Title reference: Bronski Beat Age of Consent London Records released 1984.
Two over-sized ceramic donkeys stand braying on top of a blue washed brutalist German WW11 bunker which protrudes from flat monotone babouche yellow, brilliant white and olive green stencilled-like faux foliage amidst a delicate burnt sienna honeycomb-like orange sky.