BIN MATAR HOUSE
Khalid Farhan is one of Bahrain’s most promising young artistic talents. Working as a sculptor in wood, stone, brass and bronze, Farhan is inspired by the fundamental opposition of positive and negative forces in nature. The artist considers the writings of Freud as central to his inspiration and work, in particular the opposition and integration of the feminine and the masculine.
In this latest dual exhibition ‘Inspiration’ at the Bin Matar House in Muharraq, Khalid Farhan takes his inspiration by the works of the artist Balqees Fakhro. He presents a
selection of sculptures in stainless steel and colored copper, playing with the concept of repeating the artistic work and at the same time based on the use of harmony of colors. The artistic experience of Farhan’s latest collection is based on the use of the repetitive spherical shape contrasted by applying different colors in a triangular incision in every sculpture. Each color is expressing the internal world of humans.
Khalid Farhan was born in 1977 in Muharraq, Bahrain. His artistic talents manifested themselves at an early age and Farhan pursued his study of Fine Arts in Egypt in 1997. He has exhibited prolifically throughout the region, Europe and Asia and is a regular participant in international sculpture symposia. Farhan’s works are held in numerous public and private collections. His most famous work, ‘The Legend’, a wooden sculpture over 10 meters long, is on display at the main entrance of the Bahrain National Museum.
Khalid Farhan has participated in numerous exhibitions in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, France, Portugal, Turkey, Dubai, Japan, and China.