Get to know Asif Farooq just a bit more intimately in this great article by Heike Dempster on Wonderland. Worth the read leading into his Solo Exhibit this December at a primary project’s pop up gun shop in Wynwood deemed “Asif’s Guns”.
Tell us about your career to date, please.
My career, to date, has consisted of small private commissions. I mostly have worked outside of mainstream art as I used to run a small electronics company. I specialized in fixing analog synthesizers. I’ve worked as a welder, carpenter, neon sign craftsman, mural painter, teacher, and other very hands-on-type fields.
Do you listen to music when you create? What would be your ideal soundtrack?
I need to have music on, yes. This week it’s been a lot of Al Green, Phyllis Dillon, Megadeth, UGK, and Coleman Hawkins.
What is an average day in the life of Asif Farooq like?
I wake up, drink a glass of water, do pushups and crunches, buy coffee, and start working. I work most days for about fifteen hours, while I always ensure to make time for those who are important or that need me – but I work a lot!