naveen.shakil

N A V E E N S H A K I L

✈️🌏🎨 Artist | Designer | Illustrator

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C O M I N G U P. Dear friends, family, neighbours: . The next 2 months are literally gonna kick my ass, so I apologize for my behavior and physical appearance in advance. . Tbh I’m kinda scared shitless of how I’m going to manage office and 8 canvases in 8 weekends simultaneously but.... . May the odds be in my favor 🖖🏽 _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
• R I V E R beneath the F I R E: Mural Video (link to full video in bio ☝🏽) Brooklyn, NYC | Aug 2018 . From ex coworkers to friends to creative partners, Here’s my latest video collaboration with the mighty talented @laredo_photographer . Thank you for: - Being my first proper Italian friend; - For letting me annoy the shit out of you with closeup IG stories of your face while you FaceTimed people back in Italy; - For being patient while I drove you crazy with every detail during editing. - But more importantly, for commuting over an hour each day and climbing 7 stories to my rooftop, JUST to come hang and film with me while I painted. . Love you long time Bello . The video has immense emotional value for me - this is where I built my New York family and community, where I did my first mural, where I began transitioning into my calling. . Music: Bon Iver, Holocene (nit grit remix) _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
R I V E R beneath the F I R E August 2018 Brooklyn, New York . The shift in my work towards incorporating water has probably been in the works for 4 years. I think it’s finally manifesting now as I begin to understand my own process of transformation in tandem with the universe. . On a personal level, and as someone whose core element is fire; there exists a duality that calls for the submersion in water. My own chaos matched equally with my own calm. My own death and my own rebirth. . On a universal level, everything exists in pairs. Sun and moon, day and night, water and fire, me and you. Neither can exist without the other. This was about the symbiotic union between these duailities. This was about trusting in the fires of disintegration; and in the revivification through the rebirth powers of water. . Everything that lives has a time to die, and everything that dies will be born again. This was the life/death/life cycle. _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
T H A T S A W R A P: August 2018 . Fortune will not favor us on this occasion So I'm laying low, don't keep me waiting Halfway out the door and it's changing There's people out there with more to say than others Who's rising high and who's falling under Lead out one by one with no exception While I'm drawing circles to perfection One awkward line with no direction Can you imagine if all our worth amounts to nothing And the room refused to let the sun in . Final pics and description coming shortly! . 📸 by @laredo_photographer _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
✈️🌍👩🏽‍🎨: Ive gone everywhere with a bag of dreams, Overpacked and split at the seams Lately I’ve been wondering, are you guys all ok? The ones I keep leaving, the ones who patiently wait. . But mine was a calling infinite. A starburst compass pointing in all directions Where the sea pours into the stars. . 📸 by @laredo_photographer 👕 by my amazing friends @hefclothing _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #pakistan #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
F L A S H B A C K: . Phoenix. Melbourne / Australia March 2018 . The story about past and present; of death and rebirth . . “Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise” - Maya Angelou . _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #melbourne #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartaustralia
D I R T Y - 2: And happy to be counting . SOMEWHERE between 0 and now, between 3 careers Between living across 4 continents Between permanent exhaustion and infinite energy Between insignificant victories and magnanimous defeats Between soulmates and strategically placed assholes Between all my fights and all my letting go’s Between sleeping on floors and and living out of suitcases Between having $10 for survival and... still having $10 for survival Between familiar faces and new horizons Between belonging everywhere and to everyone Between the global trend of eat pray love and my own version of barf cry fart Between wanting to change the world and learning to say fuck off Between my non existent plans and God’s magestic plans... . I have come to the realize that I am infact still a greater fool, and that I would truely be brilliant at pushing scared sky divers off the airplane. . To everyone in my life today, I can’t thank you enough for always loving me; even when I’m annoying and a pain in the ass most of the time. . And You, Big Man up there? To the depths of infinity - THANKYOU. . #thirtytwo
D I S S O L U T I O N London, July 2018 2.5 days Curated by @globalstreetart . I think most of us have our own story and connection with water. . I’ve know water for most of my life; but it wasn’t till a few years ago that I began feeling a belonging and becoming. Water is always becoming; and you’ll never step in the same water twice. It has its own path; raindrops to rivers to lakes to seas to oceans. . It takes the shape of what it surrounds. I don’t know how this will eventually influence my life or my art- but the becoming? The becoming is beginning to be the constant. . Thank you @globalstreetart for having me. You guys are amazing. Thank you to my amazing friends @udayan110 @leenabdelnour and @yazmust for helping me and keeping me company as I smashed this out in 2.5 days. . . 📸 by @m_frenchi _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #london #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #londonstreetart #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
G O L D E N T H R I L L S: Final touch for the finish . Hold it in love The river in your mouth is pouring out Water takes the Shape of all that it surrounds Yeah I know I been trying so hard to keep in time With all of the sounds that you make Hold it in babe Come at you from both sides of your mind Thick and thin these Walls you’ll always stand behind No it ain't all you and that’s the thing And you Showed me hope amidst the harlequins in spring And you Told me life was learning how to be your friend . - Ben Howard . 📸 by @yazmust _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #london #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #londonstreetart #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
P R O G R E S S: (Swipe) . Solid close on this hard and fast mural for @globalstreetart , with laughter and sound bites provided by my friends. . Big love to @leenabdelnour @udayan110 and @yazmust for coming and spending time with me. . Final pics coming shortly! _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #london #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #londonstreetart #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
I N T E R S E C T I O N: Pencil, graphite on paper July 2018 Sketch book series . Somehow, for reasons still unclear to me, I have been incorporating water into my work. Whether it stems from a deeper understanding of the influence of water in my personal life, or the fact that my star sign Leo has had 2 eclipses by Aquarius, or a broader universal connection - still trying to figure out the intersections. . Where being and becoming meet; where time mixes and dissolves; where soul and body unite _______________________________________________________ #art #draw #drawing #artist #illustration #illustrator #drawings #femaleportrait #portraitdrawing #portrait #realism #love #instaart #londonstreetart #sketch #pencildrawing #freehand #instaartist #creative #pencilsketch #pencil #monochrome #artwork #blackandwhite #creative #studio #mural #wallart #streetlife #travel #london
B Y E B Y E E D E N: N10th and Roebling, Williamsburg . For some reason, this doesn’t make me sad. The wall lived a good life. It was documented. It was loved. And it existed. Until it won’t. . Like everything else on earth, it’s time for it to go. What it left me with? A whole bunch of memories, amazing photo ops lol, stronger relationships, and a lot of new friends. . To the residents of N10th and Roebling, and everyone who captured this piece; thank you for sending me love throughout the past year. I’m grateful and humbled that you guys enjoyed this mural as much as I loved painting it. . *deep breath* NEXT!!! ______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
From S T R E E T S I D E to R O O F T O P S . Time and weather was against me this weekend... or was it? I had set a hard deadline to finish this by Sunday but... It rained. . And I danced in it, ran in it, painted in it. . Nature? it’s always working for you. . One more solid day to finish this up. 📸 by @laredo_photographer _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
C O M I N G U P: New mural in progress on my rooftop. . (the view from up here is pretty fabulous - incase you guys don’t see enough through my IG stories. Just reiterating) . If you want to come check it out, tell me what my 3rd favorite color is. 😂 . . 📸 by @laredo_photographer _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
W O R K in P R O G R E S S: Oil, acrylic and aluminum paint on canvas. . After back to back hustling between murals and Office, can’t wait to have some downtime to get some more canvases going. . Usually I’m pretty bent upon getting figurative realism as close to perfection as possible. It stems from the fact that I have never studied art formally - whatever I know has been self taught. But earlier this year I began to love the process of unlearning all of that. I don’t know how that process will inform or tie in with the finished more detailed pieces but it’s exciting to see whether or not it will. . But these ones? The raw, scratched, layered, fluid, messy, imperfect, incomplete ones? By far my absolute favorites. They’re mirrors; offering the truest reflection into the ‘becoming’. . _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #oilpainting #abstractart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #surrealism #realism #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #figuredrawing #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
F L A S H B A C K F R I D A Y: Major Love Affair Dec 2016 . @locokhi in collaboration with @studiosera , the coolest design firm in Pakistan established by the crazy talented @seheraziz. . My first mural ever. I was super nervous and kinda scared because going from 5 ft canvases to a 20 ft wall was daunting. For about a minute. Someone should have warned me I was going to get HIGHLY addicted. . I love maintaining a presence in the city and country I was born in. Big love and thank you to all those who go to Loco and send me msgs about my mural! . Architect turned graphic designer turned artist. _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #urbanart #contemporaryart #architecture #interiordesign #interiors #restaurant #portrait #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #pakistan #karachi #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #designer
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