We had the good fortune of connecting with Nader Elchaar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nader, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
In the artistic industry, I feel that outsiders are unaware of the process it takes to create a work of art. A lot of artists spend hours trying to figure out what their next project would be and how they’re going to bring their vision to life. It takes a lot of time and hard work when trying to design something new and it isn’t always easy for us.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel like what makes me unique is the fact that I am a self taught artist and that I am colorblind at the same time. Growing up I would spend hours everyday drawing on the back of my dads unwanted work papers and sketchbooks, but now I’ve shifted to a more digital medium for my art. Another thing that makes my art unique is that I like to showcase painful experiences I’ve been through and just let the feelings out into my art, it’s very therapeutic to me personally. One thing I love about art, is that I learn something new every single day. Believe it or not, I’ve learned about more techniques online than I have in college. One thing I’ve learned is to keep an open mind and not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. I want the world to be able to look at my art one day and enjoy what they see or relate to the story being told.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well for starters I am a BIG foodie, I love experiencing different foods and cultures any chance I get. So I can’t exactly pinpoint one specific restaurant because believe it or not, I literally have a bookmark section in my phone with some of coolest spots to pig out. For things non food related, I would probably definitely take them axe throwing, rooftop bar, High Museum in Atlanta, and I’m sure many other places I didn’t list. I consider myself a fun person, so I’m down to do anything exciting or relaxing. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate my shoutout to the friends and family who have believed in my art all these years. It isn’t necessary to name them all because they know who they are and I appreciate their support.