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الفنان مظهر نزار

ولد مظهر نزار عام 1958. حاز على دبلوم في الجرايفيك من الهند. واقام منذ عام 1987 العديد من المعارض منها معرض الفنون التشكيلية(إيطاليا)، ومعرض الإبداع الفردي بمعهد كونينكليك (امستردام)، ومعرض الإبداع الفردي، (ألمانيا)، ومعرض الفن المعاصر،صنعاء، والمعرض الفني الدوري السابع،(بنجلاديش)، ومعرض الفنون والنقاش الفني، المغرب، ومعرض الإبداع الفني، دبي. والفنان عضو في الرابطة الدولية للفنون.وعضو مؤسس في جماعة الفن المعاصر وأتلييه صنعاء.
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Divided between two cultures, it has been two decades ago since I came from India back to Yemen. Yemen has always inspired me since 1985 especially the old city of Sanaa where I have been painting views and veiled women. The rich history and culture of Yemen allowed me to work with Queens and women of this beautiful country.

Since I studied arts in the “Government College of Art and Craft” in Calcutta, India still remains my first love as I have been among the contemporary Indian artists who inspired me, to name a few Ganesh Pyne, Ganesh Haloi, Sunil Das, M.F. Husain and many others. My works are influenced by the “Kolkutta Modern Art Group”.

There is still so much to do and I am always feeling that I am still at the beginning. I have worked with several mediums like oil-acrylic, mixed media and water colour. I work as an eclectic artist and I don´t like to stick on one medium for a longer time. Since Yemen has only a hand full of artists and not much has been done here yet in Contemporary Art, I am still working with different mediums and techniques to create varieties of artworks.

These are my recent works on canvas, mostly untitled, but women remain the major subject in my abstract compositions, sometimes combined with fragments from the old city of Sanaa.

Mazher Nizar

 

Biography

1958 From a Yemeni family, born in India
1985 Diploma in Graphic Art from Government College of Arts & Craft, Calcutta (India)

Solo-Exhibitions:
1986 Solo-Exhibition, Sana´a (Yemen)
1988 Solo-Exhibition in Sana´a (Yemen)
1989 Solo-Exhibition in the Koninklik Tropen-Institute, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
1990 Solo-Exhibition in Heidelberg (Germany)
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994 Solo-Exhibition in the Gallery No.1, Sana´a (Yemen)
1995 Solo-Exhibition at the French Cultural Centre, Sana´a (Yemen)
1997 Solo-Exhibition titled “Reflections & Images”
1998 Solo-Exhibition at the Princeton Hotel, Dubai (UAE)
1998 Solo-Exhibition in Aichach (Germany)
2003 Solo-Exhibition at the German Foreign Ministry, Berlin (Germany)
2003 Solo-Exhibition in Oman
2006 Solo-Exhibition in Bahrain
2006 Solo-Exhibition in India

International Exhibitions:
1987 Graphic Exhibition in Cantia (Italy)
1992 Tenth Norske International Graphic Triennial, Frederikstad (Norway)
1995 First Arab Art Biennale (Syria)
1995, 1999, 2001, 2003 Asian Art Biennale, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
1997 Art & Dialogue (Marocco)
1998 Ninth Triennial (India)
1998 Trace, Paris (France)
1999, 2003, 2006 Triennale Graphic Miniatures, Paris (France)
2003 Solo-Exhibition in Oman
2003 Solo-Exhibition at the German Foreign Ministry, Berlin (Germany)
2006 Miniature Art-Works Exhibition in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
2006 Solo-Exhibition in Bahrain
2006 Solo-Exhibition in New Delhi (India)
2006 Miniature Art-Works Exhibition in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
2009 Two Solo-Exhibitions in Calgary & Ottawa (Canada)
2010 Biennale in Kuwait
2011 Show of Yemen Watercolor at the Italian Embassy in Sana´a (Yemen)
2011 Show in Sharjah (UAE)

Group-Exhibitions:
1990 Sana´a University Art Exhibition, Sana´a (Yemen)
1995 Contemporary Art Exhibition at the US-Embassy, Sana´a (Yemen)
1996 Art Exhibition at the Yemen Cultural Centre, Sana´a (Yemen)
1996 Halaqa-Festival Art Exhibition, Sana´a (Yemen)
1996, 1997 Three Man Show at the French Cultural Centre, Sana´a (Yemen)
1998 Four Man Show, Sana´a (Yemen)
2005 Exhibition of the Atelier-Group in Vienna (Austria)
2005 Exhibition of Atelier-Group in Abha (Saudi-Arabia)
2005 Atelier-Group-Exhibition together with Austrian artists, Sana´a (Yemen)
2007 Group show with Indian artist Fox Mondal in New Delhi (India)
2008 First Arab Art Exhibition Sana´a (Yemen)
2008 Atelier Group Show in Sana´a (Yemen)
2008-2010 International Art Forum Sana´a (Yemen)

Workshops:
1985 Kavi Pranam Artist Camp, Calcutta (India)
2001 Workshop with the Australian artist George Gietos at the French Cultural Centre, Sana´a (Yemen)
2002 Workshop in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
2003 Workshop with French and German artists in cooperation with the Atelier-Group, Sana´a (Yemen)
2004 Italian-Yemeni Workshop, Atelier Sana´a (Yemen)
2004 Mural-Workshop for the Ministry of Population, Sana´a (Yemen)
2005 Workshop with Austrian artists at the Atelier, Sana´a (Yemen)
2006 Workshop with a group of artists in Santiniketan (West Bengal), India

 

National and International Memberships:
– Founding Member of the “Modern Art Group”, Sana´a (Yemen)
– Founding Member of the “Yemeni International Cultural Circle” (Halaqa), Sana´a (Yemen)
– Founding Member of Atelier-Group, Sana´a (Yemen)
– Member of the International Association of Art – UNESCO

 

Several Certificates of Merit and Prizes

First Award in Arab Horses Paintings-Competition (2006), Sana´a (Yemen)


 

An blend of Arabic and Indian traditions

Madhur Tankha

NEW DELHI: He creates artistic impressions that are an amalgam of Indian culture and Arabic visual traditions. India-born Yemeni artist Mazher Nizar’s works are basically nuances of symbolic expressions and romantic influences. Now Mazher’s first solo exhibition in India titled “Queen of Sheeba” is all set to open at Visual Arts Gallery of India Habitat Centre here on November 6. The five-day exhibition will include over 25 large paintings in acrylics on canvas and watercolours.

Born in Mumbai in a Yemeni family, Mazher’s upcoming exhibition showcases queens as spiritual women.

The discerning art lovers can find not just Yemeni motifs and fragments but also themes from a historical point of view and Arabic writings. The artist’s lines and figures, however, have been done in a purely traditional Indian style.

The title of the show draws inspiration from the ancient Yemeni history when the “Queen of Sheeba” reigned over Yemen. His paintings move from the Queen’s persona to an expression about women in general. The paintings interchange between the different worlds of magic, romance and faith.

As Mazher transfers his creations from reality to apparition-like figures where he merges history with myths and philosophy, we find in his paintings women with wings or birds with human heads and other creatures that remind us of Indian culture and traditional Yemeni art.

Mazher graduated in Graphic Arts from the Government College of Art and Craft in Kolkata. Since 1986, Mazher has been living and working in Sana’a in Yemen.

Besides participating in many national and international art exhibitions, Mazher has received critical acclaim for his unique way of painting. His paintings seem to be an illusion created out of historical legends in bold colours and techniques that make them very pleasing and enjoyable.

 

 

 

Progressive Muslima News

 

Yemen Artist Mazher Nizar

January 25, 2007

Women behind the veil

Malvika Kaul (Hindu Times)

Yemeni artist Nizar tries to build his paintings of women around a pair of eyes.

Most of us, when we see a veiled Muslim woman, rush to form a common image — women bound by tradition, trapped in religious conservatism. But Mazher Nizar, a Yemeni painter, has the eye to see the person behind the veil. He paints the women behind the veil in different hues and forms — as spiritual beings, as victims who struggle and find a way, proud and loving, sad and forgiving — women who lead fascinating lives behind the purdah.

At a recent exhibition in New Delhi (at the Visual Art Gallery) Nizar showcased “Queen of Sheba”, a series of paintings that attempt to show Islamic women as more than just burqa-clad women.

The Hindu (November 2, 2006)

hindu.com/2006/11/02/stories/2006110203360200.htm