“A thing of beauty is a joy forever” – John Keats’s immortal words…stands true in all ages, and very true for the creations of the gifted artist Wajid Khan. The more you know him, the more you realize that you do not know much about him. He is a painter, inventor, sculptor, thinker, designer and everything that encompasses the definition of an Artist.
An ‘artist’ is a dreamer, consenting to dream in the actual world and Wajid Khan is no exception. He dreamt of giving the world an endowment in the form of an art & thus, came into existence the most amazing ‘Nail Painting’
The first Nail Art or Nail Painting came into being in the year 2005 after dedication and rigorous efforts of approximately three years.
It was just hammered nails for others, but for Wajid Khan, it was a portrait. One nail trailed another and then hundreds and thousands with enduring and strenuous efforts. Great imagination enveloped with extreme patience gave birth to a beautiful substance out of crude iron nails. The first attempt of three long years was a humble tribute to Mahatma Gandhi-Father of the Nation.
Nail Art not only belongs to Wajid Khan but he has patented it. It is an art of hammering iron nails into a hard acrylic/PVC foam sheet to create unimaginable portraits or abstracts with fine details of facial expressions of the object. Wajid Khan has literally perfected his art and now takes merely 3-6 months to complete a single nail painting.