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: 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
P U B L I S H E D: San Marcos Daily Record & The Medium by @splashcowork Thank you both for your amazing words! (Link to article in bio) . If you’re an explorer, you know this by this now: places that would have never crossed your mind to go to, but somehow the universe takes you to, are the ones that really surprise you. The ones that aren’t a typical 'tourist destination' somehow leave a long lasting imprint. The love this small city gave me is still rippling - and I suppose I’m beginning to realize it doesn't matter if I did a million murals this year or just a few; as long as the ones I did resonated deeply with me and the community it lives within. Quality over Quantity. . That being said - it’s only been a week and I’m already itching for another wall. 🤷🏽‍♀️ . 📸 in article by @denisecatheyphoto _______________________________________________________ #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
👩🏽‍🎨🎨 officially 4 years in 🇺🇸 and counting. . In no particular order, here's a list of some of the things I've discovered/achieved/learned/ since last year: . • I wanted to buy an island but I think I’m going to grow one instead. One bucket of sand at a time. • in my next life, I still want to be a gay wizard with a long ass white beard; with an addition of a 🌈 tail • don't be realistic. There's no point. Be as unrealistic as possible - I dare you to use your imagination. • nothing is happening TO you; everything is happening FOR you. If you can begin to comprehend the depth of that, your perspective will shift. • manifest • chase sunrises and hidden waterfalls • let go of the ones who don’t bring out the best in you. Make space for the ones who do; make space for new ones who you have yet to meet. • my 3 yr old bf who lives in my building finally learned to say NAV. It’s downhill for us from here - i’m still destined to be an old single crazy lady with an obnoxious laugh, training carrier pigeons on my rooftop. • living your dream looks pretty on the outside - just know that it’s going to be one hell of a struggle and you have to decide if it’s worth fighting for. Go all in or all out. There’s no middle ground in this. Atleast not for me. • family is everything (the one that's given to you as well as the one you make) • The view is always better from the edge. • I could get away with a lot more shit if i knew how to flirt. • plank. Plank hard. Repeat 3x • Pocahontas vs Jasmine? screw Jasmine. She was a brat. Pocahontas all the way. • kids will set you free. I often borrow them from others and teach them that are 5 seasons. Parents hate me. • the effect you have on others is the most valuable currency you'll ever have. • redefine success and failure. By your own measurement - no one else’s. • commit to your own madness. get to know it. Ironically, it’ll keep you sane. • Wherever you go, all that you’ll find, is everything that you bring with you. • I spent 23 mins this morning rapping it out to ENCORE by Jay Z, on repeat, in the mirror, pretending I am Jay Z, and can I just tell you, I make a greater Jay Z than JayZ . 📸 by @ja.jacheng
A M I G H T Y H E A R T: San Marcos, Texas June 2018 . it is said that 3 things purify you: sweat, tears and water. . The San Marcos river is the crown jewel of this city. The water remains at 72 degrees throughout the year. it is the only place in the world where wild rice still grows, and its people protect it heavily. Since early inhabitation, it has been the place of congregation for everyone, where the collective conscious of man and nature unite. . The mural is not just a representation of the river. It is symbolic of the universal spirit that surrounds us. A constant state of flowing and becoming. How many years of secrets does the river bed hold? How many have left their love, tears, sorrows and prayers in its ripples? This piece marks a significant shift in my work and my own becoming as an individual - The depth and meaning of which will reveal itself slowly over time. It will constantly evolve. As will life. And I hope it evolves for the people of San Marcos everytime they see it too. . Thank you everyone who came out to give such an amazing closing reception, and to the Mayor of San Marcos for his lovely words. Big love and thanks to @cityofsanmarcos , its Mural Arts committie @splashcowork and @crafthustler for bringing me out here. See you all soon. _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #sanmarcos #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #texas #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
A M I G H T Y H E A R T: San Marcos, Texas June 2018 . it is said that 3 things purify you: sweat, tears and water. . The San Marcos river is the crown jewel of this city. The water remains at 72 degrees throughout the year. it is the only place in the world where wild rice still grows, and its people protect it heavily. Since early inhabitation, it has been the place of congregation for everyone, where the collective conscious of man and nature unite. . The mural is not just a representation of the river. It is symbolic of the universal spirit that surrounds us. A constant state of flowing and becoming. How many years of secrets does the river bed hold? How many have left their love, tears, sorrows and prayers in its ripples? This piece marks a significant shift in my work and my own becoming as an individual - The depth and meaning of which will reveal itself slowly over time. It will constantly evolve. As will life. And I hope it evolves for the people of San Marcos everytime they see it too. . San Marcos, it was such an honor to be invited to paint in one of the oldest inhabited towns in the US. And I find it hard to say goodbye. Your people became home and made me feel like i belong to you.The water and everyone of you gave me your heart, and I leave you with a piece of my soul. Big love and thanks to @cityofsanmarcos , its Mural Arts committie @splashcowork and @crafthustler for bringing me out here. See you all soon. _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #sanmarcos #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #texas #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
T H A T S A W R A P: . I didn’t have anything on me to make for my usual “that’s a wrap” photo and then at the closing reception, an old man came over and gave me this Texas Lone Star that he made from dollar bills as a thank you. . And it’s still surreal and a feeling I don’t think I will ever get used to; but so humbled and grateful for everyone along this tumultuous ride. . It’s not easy. But so damn worth every second. (PS: I actually finished on Thursday but I am so behind on social media because it’s been non stop) Stay tuned for final pics coming shortly! . 📸 by @wolf_of_paul_street _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #texas #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
P R O G R E S S: . I envy the sea, have you seething The water and all of it breathing Sacred the secrets I'm keeping How we danced under circular ceilings All the embraces we've been in . Last day and the layers and details are coming in for the final push to finish this. . 📸 by @denisecatheyphoto _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #texas #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
P U B L I S H E D: In @tribunedit ( Link to full article in bio ) . My walls in New York, Austin, Melbourne and Karachi make a little splash in Pakistan. . Thank you @tribunedit for the feature and the lovely @meshhaute for writing this fantastic piece! . Photo credits: @marcusboydgoldbas @photographybyandez @zurbaran1 @halopigg @alyraff @theclosethippie _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #female #mural #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #dreambig #travel #creative #muralart #love #mural #photography #artist #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
P R O C E S S: from Day 1 (Swipe) . New wall coming up in San Marcos, Texas. . It is literally a 110 degrees here, and I have to adjust my work times according to the scorching sun - Effectively meaning I can paint from 6am till 9.30 and then back again from 2.30 till about 8. . Thankfully there’s a river 2 mins away that I’ve been cooling off at. . So much love to @splashcowork @crafthustler and the City of San Marcos for bringing me out here! . 📸 by @denisecatheyphoto 😍 _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #travel #texas #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
L O S T V O I C E: Brooklyn, New York. (Swipe 👉🏽 for more shots) Continuation from my last mural. . Thank you to @jmzwalls for organizing the wall and letting me share my energy. I’ve never been able to smash something out in 2 days, but it really got me to trust my hands and not get too caught up in details! . I feel as though she’s looking at me the same way I’m looking at her - a quiet resolve and promise to one day do more. . . 📸 by @slimjim72 (he always comes through!) _______________________________________________________ #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: And with that, I’m off. New York, see you in a bit!! . Massive love and thanks to @dewdesign for presenting me with this deck and getting me to participate at an upcoming event in Brooklyn where this will be exhibited in a group show alongside some great street artists. (Swipe for event details) . Skateboard (oil and spray paint) in collaboration with @lifeinflipflopps. My favorite parts about this deck are the details added by my favorite firefighter (who works right next door) . 📸 by @jordz_rein (who lives right next door) 😂 my neighbourhood family is 👌🏽 . Next stop. _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #portrait #male #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
D A Y 1: New wall coming up for my friends at @jmzwalls. . Massive love for @johndomine1 for connecting us! And thank you to JMZ walls for letting me share my energy. . 📸 by @slimjim72 _______________________________________________________ #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 L H A A R A (Heart lost) . An ode for all the refugees. . Babe, There’s something broken about this, but I might be hoping about it, What a sin. - Hozier . All I can say is, I threw all my prayers against this wall hoping that they’re felt and heard - for something bigger than all of me . But why are they there, and why am I here? . 📸 by @ja.jacheng _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #mural #artwork #streetartist #streetarteverywhere #graffiti #globalstreetart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #graffitiart #surreal #surrealism #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #streetlife #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #newyorkcity #instaart #streetphotography #creative #dreambig #love #nyc #photography #streetartnyc
D E T A I L S Swipe 👉🏽 . Mit kar bhi mil jaayenge is ke nishaan Ghata saawan chhaayi tere aangan pih re Ghanghor yih aayi likhne afsaane re Aage jaaye ga duniya se door kahaan re . But we will still be able to find traces among the ashes Rainclouds have gathered above your courtyard With a roar of thunder, they have come to tell stories Where can you go to escape the world? . @montanacans gold for the win. . 📸 by @ja.jacheng _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #mural #artwork #streetartist #streetarteverywhere #graffiti #globalstreetart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #graffitiart #surreal #surrealism #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #streetlife #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #newyorkcity #instaart #streetphotography #creative #dreambig #love #nyc #photography #streetartnyc
T H A T S A W R A P: . And this is what I must create into. And from. To acknowledge the wound and focus furiously on the cure. I am so desperately in love with all of my people. And this Love is unstoppable - Nayyarah Waheed . This mural hits close to my heart. Thank you to my entire neighborhood family (and non neighborhood family) throughout this. Special s/o to @gregpclarke @aston.p.hart and @mooosvision for helping setup this wall. . Holding the beautifully published @jaipurjournal magazine in my hand, with one of the best articles ever written on me. If you want to know a bit more about my life, you should head over to their page and order it! . Stay tuned for final pics and description coming shortly! . 📸 in the magazine by @zurbaran1 . 📸 by the beautiful @ja.jacheng . _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #mural #artwork #streetartist #streetarteverywhere #graffiti #abstractart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #graffitiart #surreal #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #streetlife #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #newyorkcity #instaart #streetphotography #creative #dreambig #love #nyc #photography #streetartnyc #gobalstreetart
G O L D . Closing this mural with one of the best girls I have had the pleasure of coming across. Thank you Janine for spending your Sunday morning with me. Your photography blows me away. More shots coming up. . 📸 by @ja.jacheng _______________________________________________________ #art #painting #paint #artwork #graffiti #graffitiart #streetarteverywhere #fineart #urbanart #fineartist #contemporaryart #newyorkcity #surreal #female #bnw #blackandwhite #monochrome #traditionalart with #streetart #brooklyn #williamsburg #instaart #creative #dreambig #love #mural #photography #muralart #globalstreetart #streetartnyc
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