Jan Royce Gallery
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, MANZUR KARGAR studied Fine Arts at the University in Berlin. Kargar works and lives in Berlin since 1996, with periodical stays in Los Angeles and New York. In addition to being a renown Visual Artist, Kargar is also a composor and musician.
In his early works, Kargar focused primarily on early classical art, but over the past decade he has focused on reproducing mass media images of contemporary advertising through painting. His inspiration comes from glossy magazines, tv and the Internet. The artistic exploration of “advanced” civilizations is central to his work. No matter which era inspires Kargar, he depicts the human figure as shaped by its time.
Manzur Kargar’s works are featured in numerous private collections in Europe, in the USA and in the Museum Berlinische Galerie, Berlin.