Artists in Momentum


Murtuza Kitabi blends photography and digital painting to capture moments of humanity and elevate the stories of everyday people. He is inspired by the faces of strangers and pairs candid photographs with bold brushstrokes and vibrant colours to elicit emotion in the viewer.

Raised in Mumbai, India, Murtuza was encouraged from a young age to explore the fine arts – something he chose to ignore, as children sometimes do. It wasn’t until later in life that he embraced digital painting and paired it with photography to create hybrid works that offer a contemporary twist on the styles of Europe’s old masters.