visual artist

muzammil hussain

‘Feelings such as; longing, melancholy, nostalgia, intimacy, eroticism, frustration, shame, reality, and hope, I guess are the driving factors’


Muzammil Hussain (he/him), 1996, born in Kanpur (India) based in Groningen.


Muzammil is mainly using oil paints on canvas.


Muzammil is pursuing a Master's in Fine Art and Design at Hanze University while holding a Bachelor of Arts from ArtEZ University. He has exhibited his work in various venues and participated in group shows, including international experiences in the UK and India.

With Muzammil’s (1996, India) fascination for history, psychology, and psychoanalysis, his paintings often begin as reflections of his mental state, as he attempts to translate thoughts from his subconscious into tangible reality. He works intuitively, and during his creative process, he may not fully comprehend what he is seeing. These moments lead him to confront feelings of confusion and ignorance. According to Muzammil, this is where the challenge lies, as people generally seek recognition and thus harbor the illusion of control. Emotions such as longing, melancholy, nostalgia, intimacy, eroticism, frustration, shame, reality, and hope serve as the driving forces behind his work.LANDSCAPE

In addition to the exhibition he had after graduating, he has also won the biennial art prize for young visual artists, the ‘Buning Brongers Prize.’ This is the largest private art prize in the Netherlands and has been awarded to 162 artists since 1966.

His work was also on view in Museum Belvedere, Arti et Amicitiae and fairs like Springboard Art Fair, represented by Galerie Sanaa. 

Alter house collection


Muzammil’s collection delves into the intricate tapestry of human desires, aspirations, and ambitions. Their profound influence on our perception of the material world. It explores the symbiosis between individual psychology and our collective engagement with these phenomena, questioning the archetypes of success, trophies, and triumphs. Societal norms that often dictate our pursuits. The contrasts and hierarchies that exist within our social constructs, distinguishing the elite from the redundant and the average.

At the heart of these works lies an exploration of our innate connectionto material possessions. Things that shape our identities through the prism of ownership. This dichotomy of “owning bodies and owning the world.” The relentless drive for accumulation and consumption, whether it be for the purpose of seduction or hidden behind veils of secrecy. To ponder the intricacies of human nature, and the eternal quest for meaning. “Who Owns the Stars?” delves into the heart of what it means to be human and the ever-present interplay between our inner worlds and the material realm. Examining the societal ethics and criteria that determine one’s worth and place in the world.