Govinder Nazran (1964-2008) was an artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Govinder started his career as a graphic designer. He was mostly known for his paintings of animals, primarily of cats and dogs, but also of horses and elephants. The animals were more often than not made up of Rothkoesque blocks of color and were often embellished with gold leaf, glitter, staples, string and other objects. Many of Govinder’s animals came in pairs focusing on themes such as opposites, yin and yang, family, love, good versus evil and mr and mrs.
Govinder died in December 2008 following an accident in his home in Saltaire.