Artist Nastuh Zalmai, otherwise known as “miggz,” is a self taught artist based on the west coast of the United States.
A displaced refugee from Afghanistan, just barely born in America, he learned to speak english from public access televisions shows like Bob Ross & Mister Rogers, as well as various cartoon VHS tapes; all which sparked his interest in art.
Miggz, a name given to him by loved ones; developed a broad style through to his adulthood with experience in various mediums and techniques. He sites life, culture, and music as his biggest influences; many times a single line from a song inspiring a whole piece of work; with outer space, skies, calligraphy, cartoon characters, and landscape oil paintings being some of his favorite subject matter.
With art, he aims to inspire others to create, believe in themselves and push for what they love.
“I can only hope it touches people’s emotion in any way, numb their depression, give someone a feeling of solidarity, or make someone smile”
Some of his work can be seen in the new home of the Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium, The Winchester Dondero Cultural Center, The Historic Moulin Rouge building in Las Vegas; as well as homes of private collectors.