Adeel Uz Zafar
Adeel uz Zafar was born in 1975, in Karachi, Pakistan. He is an artist, illustrator and art educator. Zafar holds a BFA (with distinction) from the National College of Arts, Lahore (1998). After college, he returned to Karachi and joined Karachi School of Arts as an instructor. He involved himself into ensuing projects that marked his early identification as an illustrator. This in the present subsequence has given him a considerable experience of working with the finest and reputable publishing houses in Pakistan. Zafar made his contributions in multitude of academic curriculum text books. He mentions his sojourn in the suburbs of Gilgit momentous, where he went for the Northern Areas Education Project as a national illustration consultant. As was the unavailability of the conventional media in such a deserted area, Zafar had to investigate substitutes for paints and surfaces. This is something which he considers, has conspiringly made his place in the contemporary art scene or perhaps brought him back to the track. This was by developing the engraving technique on the exposed photographic sheet by using paper cutter. He scratched drawings onto them mostly based on empirical observation, and by modifying them in his signature graphic style.