Our first artist of the month, is Safwan Subzwari, currently resided in Karachi, Pakistan. His work is often based on very keen observations into the depths of society, he explores the contradictions around and within him through his work. His elaborate critique on society is very often laced by the humbleness and the warmth of his heart, the voice of which distinctly echoes in whatever he produces. This makes his work relatable and digestible yet absurd at times. Safwan is not limited to a single medium, he is a filmmaker, poet, a musician, a teacher and now for many years a very strong voice for the freedom of arts and culture in Pakistan, where he has impacted many lives, and dedicated himself selflessly.
Safwan is a multidisciplinary artist. After completing his BFA in Filmmaking from Columbia College Hollywood, Los Angeles he moved to Pakistan where he continues to work in art, film, and music. He has exhibited his work at collective art shows in Karachi, Dubai, Berlin, and Barcelona as well as illustrated for several children’s books.