‘A Muslim artist should be a mirror for our Islamic heritage’ – Teakster
I founded this website to promote my work, inspired by the artistic traditions of the Muslim world. My work has been featured in publications and exhibitions across the USA, UAE, Europe, and the Far East for over a decade.
When I realised my passion for art was going to become my life, I started experimenting with colours and patterns to produce the intricate digital art that has become the signature of my work. My art is also influenced by my upbringing, which allows me to experiment with different styles and I believe that my ‘cosmopolitan approach’ can become a bridge between different cultures. I have been continuously evolving my work across multiple disciplines from fine pieces of art to urban street murals. My distinctive style is highly sought after by public galleries and private art buyers.
As my art and work gained popularity, my website quickly gathered a large global following and I was requested by various blogs to comment on artistic news, and provide advice and much needed inspiration to new artists. For this reason, I hold regular talks about how my faith has inspired my artwork and how artistic representations have the power to help heal society. My work is very focused on promoting Islamic values and tackling interfaith issues to bring long-term benefits to people of all faiths. To this end, I like to convey messages of positive social change and I am committed to engaging young people through workshops, talks and presentations.
As a result of my art and projects, I have been commissioned to complete a variety of design projects. From illustration projects for festivals and branding designs for new product introductions, to assisting large organisations build a smoother user experience for their applications or websites. Great design adds value to products and services. My design business is focused on providing unique and well though through designs that will benefit their organisations through brand awareness and brand focus.
Some of my most enjoyable assignments have been collaborations with other artists to create stunning original pieces of artwork. I have been privileged to work with renowned artists such as Haji Noor Deen, El Seed, Peter Sanders, and Ian Abdullateef Whiteman, as well as with a whole new generation of emerging artists.
Islam has such of history of creative passion within the artistic, written and spoken world all of which have represented the key messages in Islam of Peace, Acceptance, Submission to God and the Unity of all the People of the World.
The Muslim community that exists hidden behind the image we see in the media is the true strength of Islam, and I feel that I have the opportunity to strengthen this community even more and bring the truth of our religion and culture to the world through my work and my art.