Hello frends! I am an artist. My roots take place in St.Petersburg, which has great architecture, culture and history that influenced me once and forever. Today, in the times of technical progress, mass production and new artificial materials I search for inspiration in the foundation of the Arts - old Russian Orthodox icons, Renaissance and folk cultures. I seek out look for new shapes and images within my themes using different materials, but my favorite is glass for its plasticity and abi... [more]
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.
Chen Yuan Chu
Pride and Prejudice
In the Chinese contemporary art market volatility and uncertain state, the market for Chinese contemporary art in Pride and Prejudice is the lack of a kind of value rational cognition and judgment, the difference is a high degree of understanding and research, western society of Chinese culture of recognition and respect, and China's international status greatly improve. And on behalf of the Chinese traditional art with the highest levels of pure art, C... [more]
Yuan Chu Chen
Art auction price is a fishing game
Price ame is the high price of art works sold just like fishing, a is just the admission of new collectors, the other one is just admission art speculators. The former is really a collection of contemporary art, the latter is the art auction as a stock market speculation. New collectors are mainly the ten years the rise of a new class of wealthy, the context of the capital from various fields, such as real estate, coal mine, it, advertise... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
Laila Rahman’s abode in DHA, Lahore is distinct and otherworldly – an oasis – a home – a dream – all in one. I went there some time back in the summer of 2014 and the artist and her home were both exemplars of wisdom and the ‘taste for life’...My mother always quotes these words, which she read somewhere: “If you want to know more about a person, look for the library, crockery and the garden in their home." This home was al... [more]
The following article was posted on February 10th, 2016, in the New Times - Volume 30, Issue 29 [ Submit a Story ]
If looks could feel: The Texture brings art to life at Studios on the Park
BY RYAH COOLEY
The cold, moist sensation of a plump raindrop unexpectedly hitting your nose. The rough, gritty give of sand beneath your toes. Texture and touch are inexplicably linked, but you can mimic the look of it.
THINGS THAT BIND
Deprise Brescia created the mixed media encaustic piece 'Deep Connections' while thinking about the... [more]
STUDIO VISIT ; NADIA KHAWAJA
In 1932 sculptor Janet De Coux apprenticed with James Earle Fraser. In a letter from Fraser to his former assistant, he comments on her studio “Seeing your studio and its grand light and very good proportions makes me feel like building one like it here. I particularly like the fact that you had only a few things in it. You really can see and walk around each piece.
Your light seems to me perfect…”
Coming back from Nadia Kh... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
“Consequently while making the preliminary foray in to the issue some of the broader predicaments that came to mind were: what constitutes the physical geography of photography today? How are the images from Pakistan embedded in different social, cultural and historical conditions? And what does the experience reveal about the global condition of photography, and how does that (if at all) change our experience of ‘place’?”
Rahaab Alla... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
“I stretch an idea as much as I can, explore all corners of possibilities until the point that there is nothing new left in it for me to experience, it is only then that I move on,” the artist replies to my query on the limits of an idea.
I’m at Imran Channa’s studio and absorbed in an exchange of tales. It is an amiable bachelor pad in Model Town with a comfortable sitting area in the center and a studio/workspace, kitchen and bedroom surrounding... [more]
Irfan and I were batch fellows at the National College of Arts, Lahore. He chose the miniature department and I chose painting as my major. Paths took different turns after graduation and I kept on hearing about Irfan Hasan’s success and his technique. Some artists mentioned to me here and there how they were taking classes from him to learn the scheme of his art.
After a long day’s work in our own respective departments at NCA, Irfan and I head out to his studio a... [more]
River in an ocean (4), Mixed media on photographicpaper, 1992
River in an ocean (6), Mixed media on photographicpaper,1993
Sensations: 1, Acrylic paint on acrylic, 1993
Sigiriya II (dusk), Serigraph + pastels, 1993
by Sehr Jalil Raja
This is Lahore, 1982, and a group of fifteen jovial women pose for the camera – 1982: General Zia ul-Haq’s regime, i.e., the time when the anti-women laws were established. There’s laughter, there are smiles, there’s liberation; of like-mindedness but the salient f... [more]
La Repubblica: "Todd Williamson Between Music & Painting" by Mario Nicola Franco"Art1307 inaugurated the exhibition by Todd Williamson titled "Polyphony of a Landscape", edited by Cynthia Penna.
The great utopia on the synthesis of the arts, painting that inhabits the space, and the music that develops over time, through the twentieth century from the collaboration between Arnold Schönberg and Wassily Kandinsky in 1911, up to the experiments of "Fluxsus" in 60's. Without speaking of the Fu... [more]
TODD WILLIAMSON and GREG WALTER: ARTE DE CAMERA By Peter FrankThe courtship dance between visual art and music has gone on almost as long as has human creativity. Unlike the other art forms, which engage multiple senses and complex cognitive and social conditions, music and visual art stimulate singular responses in humans – visual art acting upon the eyes, music upon the ears. They therefore present themselves as entirely d... [more]
One enters the upper portion studio apartment of this house in model town to be received by a space as content as the artist himself. The space connotes an air of calmness; it’s as if a traveler has just come to rest. The walls are sophistically adorned with art and he explains how it has been a long process to make it the way he wanted to. Elegant and modern furniture, books shelves with books on art, a sitting area and American kitchen facing each other with a huge hall in between... [more]
Conversation with Bani Abidi
Sehr Jalil Raja: I want to ask about your life before art schools, BFA National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore, 1994 and MFA the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), USA in 1999 …and are there any significant memories or influences that contributed towards your art?
Bani Abidi: Nayyar Jamil who was my art teacher when I was 16, and was someone who made me seriously think of being an artist. Nayyar is an institution in Karachi, as over the years she has prepared hundreds of students for A-level art, for admission... [more]