Born in the Netherlands and of Pakistani descent, Fayaz Jafri is a new-media artist, composer, and filmmaker. His work is a hyperbolized reflection of the tropes of popular media. It takes the cliches of society, and pushes their aesthetics into the hyper-unreal, utilizing intertextuality to explore modern archetypes. The work engages in a dialogue with the familiar and does not shy away from confrontation.
Faiyaz is an associate curator at the Supernova Digital Animation Festival in Denver, and teaches digital materiality and animation at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Queens College in New York.