Nazir Tanbouli

Nazir Tanbouli

Biography:
I spent the first 30 years of my life in Alexandria, Egypt where I was taught to paint and draw by my uncle, Egyptian painter Ibrahim Tanbouli, from the tender age of 2 years old.
I started formal education in art and design in 1989 for 5 years. I studied many things which I've rarely practised, such as interior design, theatrical scenography and costume design; yet they all helped
to shape my work as painter and draftsman.
Over the last 10 years, I work principally in Drawing, Painting and Mural art.
I moved from Alexandria to the UK in 2002. I completed an MA in Fine Art Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, London, focusing on screen printing and book art.
Artist statement:
If you are looking for a conceptual artist I'm not the man you are looking for.
My work comes through an eastern awareness of the artistic process as a process focused on inward examination and inward development, on art as a “personal philosophical territory.”
Therefore I'm interested in Jung's notion of archetypes and collective unconscious, as I find this to be the pathway to creating artwork that communicates to an international, cosmopolitan audience
I often find my inspiration within narrative literature. Jonah inside the whale becomes Estragon waiting for Godot, and they are the man in my painting, who is a representation of both me and you.

Visit my website: http://www.nazirtanbouli.com

My blog on http://nazirtanbouli.wordpress.com/
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Location London