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Artist - Nagib Karsan

Nagib Karsan was born in Tanzania in 1955 and spent his early life in Africa and at boarding school in the UK. An enjoyment and talent for art resulted in Nagib undertaking an art course in Kenya before embarking on a varied career.

The 1990’s brought a less hectic lifestyle and the time to rediscover his interest in art. Nagib is now painting regularly and uses an unusual technique of applying a collage of printed cut paper to the surface before and during the application of paint. This often creates random and unexpected results which are full of interesting textural qualities and enduring appeal.

Nagib’s art style is loose and fluid. His paintings have a strong sense of life and immediacy. Karsan finds particular inspiration in the work of Frank Webb. Webb is known for his use of colour in his vibrant watercolour paintings and his influence on Nagib’s approach to contemporary paintings is evident. Karsan’s paintings are colourful and uplifting, capturing the feeling of a place.

Karsan travels extensively in search of interesting vistas. Nagib has found inspiration in the harbours and towns of the West Country, the East coast of Scotland and Venice. His paintings are the result of careful study and observation. Within his paintings he successfully combines textural content whilst capturing the ever changing light of the landscape.

Available Work

Across Stonehaven Harbour - £995 - 79cm by 78cm

Boats in the Harbour, Crail - £795 - 78cm by 61cm

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