I am a mixed media artist and painter who loves the grandeur and beauty of nature. Be it secretive landscapes, gardens or just a beautiful face. There is so much awe and wonder around us to seek out and appreciate. I paint with a poetic intensity as I want personality and a living intelligence to vibrate through my work. So a rose or a seascape no longer just remain that but a living entity, throbbing with color and vitality!
Nergis Mustafa’s work explores the notion of visual dreamlike images interspersed with a profound reality- a reflection of the multi cultural world she inhabits. She orchestrates a combination of painting, collage and drawing to create imagined and surreal landscapes. The form, composition and colors are meticulously used to construct a poetic canvas. Colors sooth or jar, float or sink—revealing the artist's current state of mind.
There is a constant tension between the precision of her line drawing set against a loosely painted background — figures and floating objects, (abstract and realistic) existing in the same plane.
NERGIS'S WORK AND GALLERY SPACE IN THE SILOS AT THE
Always exploring new methods and techniques in her work, Nergis uses mixed media, charcoal, watercolours, egg tempra, oils and acrylic paints, to seamlessly create a landscape at once both familiar and unique. As life is ever changing and evolving - so is her work— yet there remains a consistency in its ethos that has itself become her signature “style”. She often explores symbols and ornamental motif's drawn from her rich Pakistani heritage.
Nergis Mustafa is a Houston-based artist, trained at the Glassel School of Art, affiliated with the Museum of Fine arts in Houston.
Archway Gallery Houston Group exhibition 2015
Cloister Gallery Houston Solo Exhibition 2014
Caroline Garcia Art Gallery Houston Group Show 2013
Canal Street Gallery Houston Group Show 2012
Amergy Bank Houston Group Show 2012
Glassel School Art Exhibition Houston 2012
Zenaini Gallery Karachi Solo Show 2009