my name is Ismail Zubair,born February 14 1985 in Lagos nigeria.i am the founder and creative director of Mahilah Art Studio. Am a multimedia artist, I do painting and sculpture. My artistic training was a journey through Ara Studio Limited, Universal Studios of Art and Diploma in Painting and General Art from Auchi Polytechnic.
What motivates you to be an artist?
my aspirations to speak my inner most feeling through the means of creativity.. From my works are connections of the dots as a human and prevalence of beauty, whose shows the greatness in oneness. Mostly, my inspiration comes from the occurrence, through the kind of life I see people living around me and I feel sober when I reasons about the diversification of segregation among the countries and people.
Why is art important to you?
Due to my deep thinking and constant searching through my mind about the problems of identity facing the entire globe. My work is an expression of solution to the crisis that is rocking the entire nations, not compounding but suggestion to curb the negative effects caused to the masses. Just exactly how life according to me appears to be, we are facing the problem of identity ranging from religious believes, nationality, ethnicity, tribalism, and associations. All these are results of socio-politics environment we found ourselves.
The philosophy behind my works is to campaign about the beauty in love, oneness, collaboration, unity, peace and harmony. My use of nails and twine is to springs out my inner most feelings,