Artist Name: Fahim Somani
Using a variety of mediums, Somani creates images rich in color, with vivid
brushstrokes that adds texture and depth, juxtaposed by finer lines and forms
that lend a sense of sophistication and grace to the overall effect. His compositions are powerful, suffusing each image with passion and emotion that connect with viewers in potent ways.
Somani’s background and culture have had a major impact on his work, as he uses a wide range of art mediums to reflect the geometrical patterns that are a hallmark of Islamic art. The art of calligraphy is a major influence, adding an entirely new level of form and elegant beauty to each piece. Across his body of work, Somani achieves a fascinating blend of East and West, contemporary and tradition, creating images that “connect people of all walks of life.”
Fahim Somani is a self-taught artist inspired by Islamic art and calligraphy who resides in Houston, Texas. Although he never received formal education his passion towards painting and calligraphy helped him master these skills as well as guided him to pursue other forms of art.
Somani was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and being born in an Islamic country, the artist found inspiration of beautiful writing & images from the extra ordinary Islamic architecture, which truly connects the east to the west.
Somani continued working on various institutions and individual projects in the following years which allowed him to explore his style and refine his palette. In order to explore more and expand his knowledge base, Somani started taking classes at Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts,
2016, Somani was approached to design the first Fanous for Jubilee Games and also helped with it’s fabrication process.
Recently, Somani had been working closely for Jubilee Arts as the Exhibition Senior Manager for the International Art Gallery. Somani worked on identifying the categories for all mediums and disciplines, drafting guidelines for the International Art Gallery, designing the exhibition space such as walk flow (internal & external) and graphics (signs, banners, artwork artist labels) and helped with securing related gallery elements.