I am Nashīnasu, a multidisciplinary artist based in England using my paints and graphite to create intriguing re-imaginings of our world. An artistic style that integrates the historical greats of animation, surrealism, and gestural painting my works of art border between the real and the abstract.
My journey to becoming an artist began as a child. At a young age, I discovered a love of animation, especially the greats like Studio Ghibli and Disney. I began drawing and creating my own worlds of escape. The act of creation became a cathartic space that continues to elevate my mood to this day. My talents began to be recognised by my secondary school teachers at Wallington Boys School who encouraged me to develop my own distinctive artistic practice. I dove deeper into understanding art, developing a fascination with individuals such as Stephen Wiltshire and Salvador Dali.
As my practice grew, I took elements from these foundational influences and combined them with my love of music, anime, and Japanese culture. I went on to receive a Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design from Nescot College and graduate from The Art Academy, London Bridge with a Fine Art diploma and completed their Postgraduate Programme. Today, my work coalesces my past experiences, my love for music and film, and the historical artists and designers who came before as I create cinematic works that challenge us to change our perspectives.
While I continue to grow my practice, my work has already been recognised internationally from the United Kingdom to the United States as well as Japan and South Korea. I have been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions with more on the horizon, I was the runner-up at The Art Academy for the Drawing Prize, and have had my art added to local private collections.