Nazar Ul Islam
Nazar identifies as an inspired contemporary artist with unique and vibrant energy. He's Pakistan’s eminent miniature painter and teacher. He’s employed in original Persian and Mughal miniature techniques. He prefers to make his masterpieces with a mixture of Gouache and Water colours, layering and manipulating colour on commissural (Wasli sheets) to capture the fluidity of his creativity.
With over many successful exhibitions under his belt, Nazar-ul-Islam is a seasoned professional artist. He focuses on the sensual nature of art reaching to depict the complications of life through a mixture of colour, texture and symbolism.
Nazar was born on November 5 1981, has been trained from CEAD Mehran University and ACIAC. Experimenting with colours was Nazar’s true passion so he made his passion his profession. Currently he's a faculty member at the Art council Institute of Art and Craft. The talent of art actually runs in his blood as he inherited this from his grandfather Ustad Shaikh Shuja-u-llah who had been associated with NCA (National council of Arts) Lahore as a miniature artist for a period of more than ten years. Ustad Shuja Ullah was also an educator of former Head of NCA Ustad Bashir Ahmed.
For his many works, Nazar’s carefully selected art collections has won many honors like honorary 1st Position awards in several competitions held under many renowned institutions such Pak Army, Khana-e-Farhan -Irani conciliate, NAVTTC Program etc. He had also won Best art teacher Awards at APSAC at institution (2016) and regional (2018) levels.