painter, designer, street artist
Based in Norwich (UK), Anmar Mirza is an up and coming artist who focuses on many aspects of design. Employing various media to produce murals, paintings, sketches and clothing, Anmar has worked on both commissioned and independently-funded works around the world. His most impressive project to date is a commissioned mural for Bar Tapas and Thorns in Norwich, which saw him take to three stories of scaffolding to produce a complex and dramatic 15m x 10m mural on the side of a building.
Anmar's work varies, but his distinct style burns through every project he does. Visibly inspired by Basquiat, Bacon and Picasso, he works emotional stories into his complex designs. Middle Eastern and Asian art forms are clearly a form of inspiration, and the amalgamation of these styles with those of Martinez, Klimt, Keith Haring, Hockney and Van Gogh have created an impressive combination that he can now call his own.
However, it can never be overlooked that Anmar's roots lie firmly in street art and graffiti, and for him the true excitement found in his work is carving his own creative path while out under the cover of darkness with a spray-can and wire-cutters.
In the future, Mirza hopes to travel more to meet new people, paint in new places and have exciting experiences. His outgoing attitude and willingness to try new things makes him a joy to work with abroad or at home. You can also find his work in Switzerland, Spain, Italy and even Morocco, where he has worked with local artists and guides to find spots to paint.