Artist Biography – Nisty Chatha

Nisty Chatha is an artist whose work explores the concept of collective identity and the interconnectedness of human beings. His art delves into the idea that when people work together as a collective, they can make the world a better place.

In his paintings, Nisty often depicts multiple figures within a single body, representing the idea that we are not singular entities but rather part of a larger collective. These figures are on a journey to elevate themselves financially, physically, and emotionally, hiking towards the highest part of the body, the mind, which represents validation and acceptance.

Nisty’s work challenges our role within society and poses the question: Why are we here? His paintings are a model of our collective human experience, encouraging us to keep hiking and striving for a better world.

Nisty’s art has been featured in several exhibitions, including the Joburg Open Studios in 2022 and 2023, and the LAE Group Exhibitions “Hierarchy of Being” in 2023, “LA FEMME” in 2021, and “Lockdown” in 2020.

Artist Statement

“When a group of people operate together, they are noted as a collective. Collectively when they work together, they make the world a better place. I did not see the people, their vibration and their frequency. It only became apparent to me as the work started to develop. Only when I stood back to view the subject matter did I start to see what now is clear. Inside the people, the amplified larger image were other beings telling their story through my story. The puzzle is difficult to complete. The images are continually evolving. The many bodies within the singular communicate that we are not singular. Our collective identity is best explored when we synergize and collaborate together allowing us to help each other and empower each other. I believe that the people within the primary body are on a journey to elevate financially, physically and emotionally. The bodies are enroute to the highest part of the body, the mind which is the representation of validation and acceptance. Each subject is a mountain and the bodies like us are hiking to the highest elevation. The journey we are on challenges our role within our society, posing the question: Why are we here? The bodies within the body are a model of our collective human experience. Keep hiking.”

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