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Najah Al-Bukai: Artist in Exile

Najah Al-Bukai: Artist in Exile

“People might not look at a graphic photograph taken of a horrific situation, but when it is an artwork people react differently. They do look at it and feel compassionate about the subject of the artwork,”. Born in 1970 in Homs, Syria, Najah Al-Bukaiis a Syrian artist who lives and works in France. Member of […]

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Jacques Villegle, Pioneer of New Realism

Jacques Villegle, Pioneer of New Realism

Jacques Villegle,was a French mixed-media artist famous for his alphabet with symbolic letters and innovative mixed-media collages, which he began creating in the late 1940s from ripped posters he found on the streets of Paris. Often regarded as France’s “grandfather” of street art,Villegle was the last living figure associated with Nouveau Réalisme (New Realism), a […]

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Mounir Fatmi: Artist and Artwork

Mounir Fatmi: Artist and Artwork

Mounir Fatmi is a Moroccan artist who lives and works in Paris. Born in 1970 in Tangier, Morocco he spent his childhood at the flea market in the Casabarata district, one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Casablancaand the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. His multimedia practice […]

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Graffiti and Murals

Graffiti and Murals

By: Ghazala Fatima There are numeroustypes of outdoor art, public art, and street art that can be made and interpreted in various ways. Wall art is one of the common and attractive outdoor art but many of us have difficulty to differentiate two distinguished types of wall art, murals and graffiti.Both of these are two unique […]

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Marcus Levine

Marcus Levine

Born on 29 June 1965, in Leeds England Marcus Levine went to Jacob Kramer Art College where he studied alongside Damien Hirst and David Hockney being the alumni.  both Hirst and Hockney have been an inspiration to Levine. During his time in college Levine had already decided to use nails for his artworks but could […]

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Altermodern

Altermodern

The term was coined by Nicolas Bourriaud on the occasion of the Tate Triennial in 2009. Altermodern is against cultural standardisation and massification, but also opposed to nationalisms and cultural relativism. As per the definition by Nicolas BourriaudAltermodernis an attempt at contextualizing art made in today’s global context as a reaction against standardisation and commercialism.In […]

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Reena Saini Kallat

Reena Saini Kallat

Contemporary Indian artist Reena Saini Kallatwas born in 1973 in Delhi. She belongs to the band of contemporary artists who reinterpreted and gave new direction to Indian abstract art. Kallat graduated from Sir J J School of Art Mumbai in 1996 with a B.F.A in painting,and held her first professional solo show ‘ Orchards of […]

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Artist and Artwork: The Rebel Bear

Artist and Artwork: The Rebel Bear

Rebel bear also known as ‘The Scottish Banksy’ or ‘Pink Bear’ for the donning of a pink bear costume to hide their identity is a Glasgow Street muralist of unknown identity.The works of The Rebel Bear have also appeared in Calais, France and London, England. Basharat Bashirthekashmirimages.com

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Vasudeo S. Gaitonde

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde

Vasudeo S. Gaitonde (V. S. Gaitonde) was regarded as one of India’s foremost abstract painters, although he himself called his work “non-objective” and believed that “there is no such thing as abstract art. Recipient of  the Padma Shri, Gaitonde’s paintings are evocative of subliminal depths, overwhelmed by their spiritual quality and characteristic silence that is […]

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Artist and Artwork

Artist and Artwork

By: Houmam Al Sayed Houmam Al Sayed is a Syrian contemporary painter and sculptor born in 1981 in Damascus, Syria. After studying sculpture, Al Sayed oriented his work to large-scale figurative paintings. Houmam Al Sayed graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Institute of Applied Arts in Damascus in 2003. He began exhibiting his work […]

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