Nadeem Chughtai Biography
b. 1973, Epsom
Artists' website: www.nadeemchughtai.com
With a background in illustration and animation, Nadeem has successfully made the transition into fine-art and now boasts an impressive portfolio.
His work usually features a solitary character, but is sometimes depicted with siblings or what appears to be a partner. The character is anonymous allowing the viewer to create their own narrative.
Nadeem constructs images that console our feelings of loneliness and replaces it with contemplation.
The deliberate use of light creates space and atmosphere. The shadows around the figures help portray an ambiguous mood that can lend itself to many different interpretations.
Using his own sketches and photographs for inspiration, Nadeem begins his work with a rough sketch that captures the emotion of the piece he wants to create. He will then work into the image which can require him to re-draw the image a number of times. When the paint is ready to be applied he begins with the dark tones and then works in the lighter ones. By end the final image will often look very different from the original sketch.
Nadeem was born in Epsom and raised in Worcester Park. He started drawing from a young age with particular encouragement from his mother. Throughout school he received further encouragement for his art and went on to study Illustration at Northbrook College in Worthing. Following this he found himself involved in the film industry. He had successfully gained work experience on "The Avengers" feature film. After this he worked on "102 Dalmatians" with artist Steve Mitchell which lead to him working with him for five years on various projects. IN 2003 with the encouragement from his partner he decided to get a studio where he could work on his own pieces.