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Art Mediums

Art Mediums

By: Ghazala Fatima Art has remained an integral part of human history. Our urge to express our thoughts, emotions and ideas has helped us to devisean array of artistic mediums throughout the ages.From time-to-time humans developed new methods and techniques to boost their artwork and make it last longer. From the early pigments used in […]

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Body Art

Body Art

By: Ghazala Fatima Whether it be mehendi designs on hands and feet for adornment in special occasions, or painting colors of national flags on faces and body to promote nationalism, or painting body with natural colours by soldiers in army to create camouflage, or making tattoos as element of hip hop culture, or painting body […]

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Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Featured Artist

Born in 1962 Tarek Al-Ghoussein was a Kuwati multi-displenary artist who pursued the intersection of landscape photography, self-portraiture and performance art. He in his work moves away from land, belonging, nostalgia and boundaries to explore metaphorical ideas transit to his ancestral homeland – Palestine. Tarek was born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents who had been […]

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NEVERCREW

NEVERCREW

Artist and Artwork

NEVERCREW is a Swiss street art group founded in 1996 by Christian Rebecchi and Pablo Togni. They have been working together since meeting 20 years ago at an art school in Lugano, Switzerlandwhile they were both students. NEVERCREW develops large-scale murals, installations, and urban interventions based on their perspective on human-environment interaction. As published on […]

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Lesser-known Art Movements

Lesser-known Art Movements

AfriCOBRA African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists, or the AfriCOBRAmovement was borne from the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements. afriCobra is a collective of African-American artists founded by Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Nelson Stevens, and Gerald Williams in Chicago in 1968. The Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), founded in […]

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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 […]