As we flock around her right after our final MA Visual Arts First Year Juries and I request some time for an interview as directed by my professor Sir Quddus Mirza (Editor of ArtNow), there is a yes and a no in the answer that I get. The word enigmatic is a constant in all the published material that I’ve read about Sumaya Durrani in my humble quest to know a bit about her and we, the visual arts Master's students frozen in the space of her eloquence, are proof that it’s true.
So how often does this happen? I am even saying WOW.
must be hitting the "Tipping Point" !
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Koehnline Museum at Oakton CC. honored to be in juried group international show, opens Sept 28th. 5 - 8pm
ARC Gallery. Members Show. opens Sept 29th 2016, 6-9
August House Studio, Chicago. : "Real & Surreal" David Bechtol and Nancy Bechtol. 2 person show, taking over the gallery and a video projection on the front glass!
do come! would love to see you there. once in a lif... [more]
Look the vidéo of my new artwork "Art revolution".Regarder la vidéo de ma nouvelle oeuvre "Art révolution"
Klaus Guingand artwork
Une vidéo publiée par Klaus Guingand (@klaus_guingand) le 22 Sept. 2016 à 13h14 PDT [more]
My Mirage, a fantastic painting, was based on a vision visited me when I was falling asleep but with enough mental presence to get up to make quick notes – a distant town, whose outlines barely discernible, in the manner of those commonly seen in old Dutch or Flemish landscape paintings, overwhelmed by several enormous and boldly sketched black feathers floating above the sky. Behind those dark and somewhat ominous feathers, a delicately pretty pale blue sky flashed through persistently. Ye... [more]
The famed Terracotta Army of the First Emperor of Qin Dynasty in China impressed not only with the sheer numbers of those soldiers, generals and horses, but upon close inspection, the endless variations of those individuals, each one of them seemed to have a distinct look and personalities, a far cry from cookie cutter mass production one might have suspected.
The most impressive was a Standing Archer - whose stylized yet naturalistic posture and his impassive face emitted an aura of... [more]
Banpo Archaeological Site Museum, Xi'an, China featured one of the earliest civilizations originated in China, in the Yellow River Valley, and it showcased many ancient artifacts remarkable not only for historical values, but the refined beauty belying their primitive and humble origins. One such wonder was "A basin with abstracted fish design", whose rich earthy red tone was a thing of great beauty, and the black line drawing geometrical design of fish in multiple variations and arrangements was... [more]
The breathtaking artifacts in the archaeology site Sanxingdui (Three-Star Mound) in Sichuan Province, China, astonished people with their exotic to the point of bizarre beauty. For example, this pair of gold-masked busts though had all the prerequisite facial features, but the shape and proportions of those were so strange, that these busts were hardly human, at least not earthly human. However bizarre they looked, they were absolutely to behold. The green patina of the bronze harmonized magical... [more]
BA CONTEMPORARY 2016 Vienna
An alternation of photography, figurative and abstract painting and installation
Gumpendorfer Strasse 23
1060 Vienna / Austria
Duration: September 26 – October 9, 2016
Opening hours: MON – SAT 2 – 7 pm, SON 11 am – 2 pm
Opening hours on October 1, 2016 (Lange Nacht der Museen): 4 – 11 pm
AGNIESZKA CECCARELLI / Italy, GLEN FARLEY / Norway, KELLY FISCHER / USA, DARIUS FOROUTAN / Austria, JOHA... [more]
Dazu Rock Carvings Grottoes near Chongqing, China have wonderful Buddhist and Taoist sculptures and carvings dating back as far as the 7th century AD. There were many fantastic sculptures and my favorite one was a Buddha with a fanciful flying wings atop his crown, which instantly softened and humanized the rather austere and upright Buddha.
My second favorite sculpture was a "Circle of Life", which featured many animals and phases of life, a wonderful illustration of the concept of reinc... [more]
I was shooting fashion in the 1970s and 1980s in New York City. I shot for Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, French Vogue, Marie France Magazine, Town & Country, Seventeen, Esquire, NY Times Mag, and amny other magazines. And for beauty lines like Revlon, Avon, Helena Rubenstein, and Almay; many advertising campaigns as well as fashion catalogs like JC Penney and Saks Fifth Avenue, and others.
In the last 10 years I have been shooting private social events, corporate events, and portraiture.And for many years, I'v... [more]
The ancient culture in nowadays Sichuan Province, China was vastly different from those originated in the Yellow River region, the mainstream Chinese culture as we know it. Jinsha (Archaeology) Site Museum in Chengdu, China, featured many mysterious artifacts resembled those we would see in Sci-Fi movies.
The most treasurable item was a gold foil wheel of Sun Birds - four cutout mythical birds flying around a cutout swirling wheel, spilling flares just like the sun. Perhaps, it was... [more]
"Fernando Carpaneda was named as a Juror's Choice for Visual Art at the 2016 Seattle Erotic Art Festival. "The Rebirth of Punk" sculpture was one of three pieces of art to receive the award." https://www.seattleerotic.org/2016-visual-art-award-winners/ [more]