Born 1984 in London.
Muslim, British, Indian.
I am after much searching able to say/write that I am an Artist.
Encouraged to be creative at a young age, I excelled at the Arts in Secondary School and went on to study Fine Art, Graphic Design and 3-D Design at A-Levels. A Foundation course followed at Chelsea College of Art, where the freedoms of the studio space allowed me to leave with a Distinction.
A Gap Year was in order and I headed off to Peru and Bolivia. Away from family and friends and at the mercy of the universe, the experiences had would have lasting impressions upon my being.
University followed and due to a combination of factors I went on to study Graphic Design. Coming from a predominantly Fine Art mind-set, to think as a Graphic Designer was a challenge. For three years I had to constantly question my natural instincts, the results of which enabled me with a deeper conscious understanding of what I am now producing as an artist.
My confidence as a creative was at an all time low after finishing university and I spent the next year working within the fashion industry. Eventually deciding to go backpacking I journeyed overland through France, Spain, Morocco the Western Sahara and ending up in Mauritania, living in a remote village in the Sahara Desert. Unfortunately I had both a change of heart and the means with which to return home and in no time at all, I was back in the cold living the 9 to 5 once again.
Fortunately my employer had to let me go and with an increasing attachment to my faith, I escaped on a spiritual exercise. Returning with a greater sense of calm and in search of a direction In Life, inspiration led me to start selling some of my work at a small stall at the Backyard Market on Brick Lane. With the stall providing an outlet for the creative soul, dreams and aspirations are again filling the horizon.
The creative process is constant, actively searching and experimenting. From painting, photography and typography to the abstract, surreal and real with elements of past experiences combining to create a fluid form of artistic expression.
Searching for the beauty in everyday and the meaning behind instances. Inspiration is Life and such is its character that the imagination is bombarded with an overload of stimulus, on an almost constant turn of the head.
It is only at present that I am beginning to understand the realities of the role we each have to play in this temporary existence. The journey is a long one and lessons learned are never ending. Who am I? Except a man who uses his gifts to better understand that which we all are, Human.