naveen.shakil

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

✈️🌏🎨 Artist | Designer | Illustrator

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T H R O W B A C K: . Exactly 1 year ago, I was hustling hard between 2 murals in Austin Texas. Not knowing that the girl who brought me there @theclosethippie would end up turning into one of my best friends. . Divya, Here’s to chance encounters; to getting paint on you and literally all your friends; to living out of your car, to dancing in parking lots and catching up on sleep in between rounds of drinks. Here’s to @wolf_of_paul_street epic Movember mustache 😂😂😂 . 📸 by @theclosethippie _______________________________________________________ #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
🇺🇸G O V O T E🇺🇸 Dear America, . Today is fucking important. And For everything it’s worth, I’m proud of you. I’m proud to know people who have been fighting relentlessly against injustice. I’m proud to have people in my life who have given me nothing but love and support; who have seen beyond my color, religion, place of birth and gender. I’m proud to be an immigrant in your country, and to have you raise your voice so that others like me continue to have hope. . So get out there and vote. Vote for democracy, freedom and liberty. Vote for all the love you have for mankind and humanity. Vote so that the ones who don’t have a voice know hope and compassion. Vote so that children will grow up to live in a world that you helped shape. Vote so that we can stop mourning shootings and mass casualties of innocent lives. Vote so we can do away with greed and hatred. . . ‘Lost voice’ - for @jmzwalls | July 2018 . 📸by @zurbaran1 _______________________________________________________ #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
D I S S O L U T I O N: London, UK July 2018 . Here’s a cool short video of my project in London this year with @globalstreetart ! These guys are fantastic and can’t wait to be back. . . Special thanks to Leen, Udi and Yaz for coming and hanging with me and also helping me smash out the finish! . Enjoy 😊 _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #londonstreetart #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #streetartlondon #streetart #brooklyn #london #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
F L A S H B A C K: Southside team FTW 🙌🏽 . God made me 5 ft 3, but gave me hella tall friends. They come in handy when you can’t source a ladder. . . “Heyyy Nav we came to say hi this is looki-“ “Shut up and get me up on your shoulders I can’t reach the top” “Yes ma’am” 😂😂 . @gabe_snow thanks for always lifting me up. The world looks so different from up here. _______________________________________________________ #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 E T E M P E S T Mural Video (link full video in bio!) Sept 2018 . So excited to finally share this with everyone! Big love to @mediasmiths.llc for shooting and editing this fantastic video. No one knows this but they saw me cry a bunch of times during the making of this mural and obviously we are best friends now hahah. This mural shifted me and my work in ways that I honestly don’t fully comprehend now, but which will unfold over the next few years. . The most important thing it did? I got over a lot of fears. Not all, but quite a few. My own, as well as those that had been projected onto me by others since I decided to do this full time. . I began trusting . Big love to @muralfestabq @alissachristineloves and @mrmalonemusic for braving the thunderstorm on the final day just to add 2 gold lines with me. And to @sofiamaldo @bzcasanas for the major support for helping draw this one out with me. Couldn't have done it without any of you beauties. Love you guys and again, thank you for taking the time and love to make this. Until the next wall.. _______________________________________________________ #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 R O W B A C K: . When I met this random person (the blur holding a camera on a skateboard 😂) 3 years ago while I was painting on the corner of my block, I didn’t know we would end up being neighbors, best friends, birthday twins and creative partners. This guy is a magician with a camera and one of the best people I know. . @marcusboydgoldbas thank you for always being the visual creative director for documenting my work, for last minute adventures, letting me annoy the fuck out of you and keeping it 💯 real throughout it all. . Captured here are both of us in our natural state : me covered in paint and him rolling through life with a camera in his hand. DREAM TEAM . Here’s to more adventures!! . 📸 by ?! (Cannot remember but whoever you are tel me it’s you so I can credit!!) _______________________________________________________ #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
👩🏽‍🎨 . 🎶Don’t be fooled by the walls that I got I’m still I’m still The artist on the block Used to have a little Will never have a lot No matter where I go I know where I started from 🎶 . _______________________________________________________ #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
B A C K T O B A S I C S : . Sometimes - not often, but sometimes, I wonder where I would be if I had studied fine art like I had always wanted to. Where would I be right now? Would my art career be more successful? Would I have a million followers? Would I be on my 100th mural by now? Would I be struggling less or more? Would I be a better or a worse person? more confident? Less fears? Would I still know the same people and have gone the same places as I have? . What would be different? Would it and I be good or bad? . But - this is The only thing that keeps me alive in this fucking cold weather. This - and Felicia (see insta story for Felicia in all her glory) . _______________________________________________________ #art #draw #drawing #artist #illustration #illustrator #drawings #maleportrait #figure #figuredrawing #realism #love #instaart #portrait #sketch #pencildrawing #freehand #instaartist #creative #pencilsketch #pencil #monochrome #artwork #blackandwhite #creative #newyorkcity #mural #wallart #streetlife #brooklyn
T H E T E M P E S T: Mural Fest Albuquerque, New Mexico Sept 2018 . And my body was bruised and I was set alight But you came over me like some holy rite And although I was burning, you're the only light Only if for a night . Continuation from my last mural about unifying dualities but also heavily inspired by a recent book I read “women who run with the wolves”. This mural is about the union between the physical self and the soul. And, consequentially, the inevitable embracing of the elements surrounding our universe. . Atleast I understood then, the hunger I’ve felt. And I didn’t have to call it loneliness. . . 📸 by @mediasmiths.llc _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #muralfestival #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
⛈ 🌩: . Had about an hours window this day to finish this because of a big crazy thunderstorm in Albuquerque. But thank god for the great people of mural fest @muralfestabq who will brave the weather JUST so you can add 2 gold lines 😂😂 . while I wait for someone to get me final finished shot of the mural, here’s the closest one I’ve got to the completion. . . 📸 by @mediasmiths.llc _______________________________________________________ #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: Albuquerque, NM. 2018 . Where I was born, and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest. - Georgia O keeffe . Another month, a new city, a new mural, new friendships, new experiences. New horizons. . The biggest love ever to my mural family @sofiamaldo @bzcasanas @alissachristineloves for support, protein shakes, lentil soups, day trips, boy talk, girl talk, laughter and teaching me one Spanish word. Lol see you ladies soon. @muralfestabq @mrmalonemusic , I am grateful and humbled that you brought me out here amongst so much phenomenal talent; so many phenomenal people, so many diverse cultures. Thank you is an understatement. . 📸 by @mediasmiths.llc _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #muralfestabq #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
S T A Y T U N E D: This video will either be kind of epic (if I can get it right) or it won’t lol. But atleast I finally put my go pro to use! . @muralfestabq _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #muralfest #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
R E F L E C T I O N S: Are never identical . So much love for @alissachristineloves for this epic shot and all the moments in between during the @muralfestabq Mural Fest. FYI, check out her page. she paints in Virtual Reality - and it has got to be one of the most immersive experience I’ve had being inside one of her paintings! . 📸 by @alissachristineloves . _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #muralfest #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
D E T A I L: Coming in. . If you’ve been watching my IG stories, you know I’m finished BUT - just bear with me while I catch up on social media posts lol. . _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #muralfest #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
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