’The City’ is a Giclee print by illustrative artist NadeemArt. The print is from a limited edition of 15. Printed onto 310gsm Hahnemuhle German Etching paper.
The work of contemporary artist NadeemArt is captivating in its intensity. His prints feature the recurring trope of the Nowhere Man, a faceless and emotive figure, capable of conveying the emotions of both artist and viewer in a subtly haunting way. ’The City’ reflects NadeemArt’s background as a Hollywood scenery artist: like a still from a film, the Nowhere Man and smaller version of the figure stand, silhouetted, at the edge of a futuristic city. NadeemArt has indulged in a hyper-real palette, juxtaposing a bold green sky against the hard black of the foreground detail, for sharp definition and bold contrast. The Nowhere Man’s ever-hunched figure, placed at the threshold of the daunting vista, transmits a sense of both sadness and hope, in a way which is profoundly moving. There is real power in the image, not only aesthetically - through the filmic use of colour and composition - but emotionally, in its compelling poignancy and stirring sentiment. The print is signed and numbered by the artist.