Whoa. This is the striking portraiture work of New York based artist Idris Habib. Those eyes, the subtle textures, all of that fabulous negative space … sigh… love. Here is a little snippet from his bio/artist statement:
Self-taught, the world was indeed a classroom in which Idris drew his inspiration, labeling himself a “citizen of the World”. Traveling often since childhood, especially abroad, he was influenced from street art, to galleries and museums in Africa, Europe, and here in the US. In addition to the artwork, he has always been motivated by a challenge. This is evident in his sense of adventure and experimentation with various mediums and diverse approaches to application, often using his hands and fingers, rather than traditional brush strokes to obtain a desired effect.
Idris’ work is available via Saatchi Art.