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.
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]
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]
The large, wall high, wooden stacked bookshelves with glass doors and the high-rise windows of this two storied studio in a close knit residential setting at Waris road enjoys an airy mood. One can’t afford to miss observing a lifetime of collected books; fiction predominantly, immediately upon entering the sitting area on the first floor. I’ve been honored to visit Anwar Saeed’s studio. And I can’t seem to get my eyes of the assortment of books. I inquire about them wit... [more]
A girl standing behind her easel and curling her hair with the tip of her paintbrush amidst a lush green spring scene, birds chirping and all that is the generic romanticized image of a female artist. A visit to Saba khan’s studio defied the lies and made me recall a lecture I’d attended in the past MA Visual Arts term. The professor kept on reinforcing that artists are nothing more than ordinary human beings …
Saba khan’s work space is located between her bedroom a... [more]
I’m led through the maze-like route to the annex-studio (at the back of the house) where on the way back I was always taking the wrong turns and had to be guided by my host (the artist). Risham Syed’s corner residence in Model Town is surrounded with dense greenery. The height of the trees gives away the age of the residence. Syed has just returned from a parent-teacher meeting of her son Abdullah, fourteen and daughter Mohrele, nine. Upon entering there is a scent of hist... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
"Do you know what a cicada is? Do you have them here? Ok”... he says in response to my blank face, pointing towards his shirt with an insect form logo that has large eyes and explains the name of the Cicada press, referring to how the cicadas are known for making a lot of noise, a rhythmic sound. Michael Kempson, visual artist and academic, is verily true to that spirit: collisions make noise like the exhibition titled 'Sydney-Lahore: Prints... [more]
by Sehr Jalil Raja
Conversation is a two way road – an exchange, privilege and necessity which we the human beings deeply rely on. This dependency or gift led to different tools for its manifestation – from a sound, scream, screech, shout, whisper or hum to dictionaries formed for thousands of languages across cultures, one is awe-struck with mystery, where did it all begin – what is the origin of the ‘word’. One can indulge completely... [more]
Yuan Chu Chen Life is the art
Duchamp's "my life is art" can help people find their own values, become do not need to create and display works "artist". Also seems to have no time, the art of the country or region can like Chinese contemporary art is so prominent symbol of power. Review the contemporary art of China, can give a person a kind of strong "symbolic" shock. We can easily summarize the Chinese contemporary art to focus on a typical symbolic language, such as the li... [more]
"the game of shifting mirrors"
february 2014 new york 10 page typewritten hand bound manuscript (limited edition of 20) extracts from a 300+ page text of poetic consciousness written by hand on the crystal express journey - a train from barcelona to tel aviv. the observations and experiences recorded formulated a theory of inner connectivity and transformations. a year later, the text was deconstructed using an old typewriter and very restricted physical conditions, repurposing the text as se... [more]
My first successful pastel painting, Typhoon, is an abstract piece inspired by devastating typhoons unfortunately have been creating ever-heavier havoc recently, due to the undeniable climate change. Exploring spatial relationships, subtle variations of tones and shifting of patterns, I tried to capture the something unpredictable and the menacing. Typhoon / 颱風 / Taifun Pastel on Paper 8.5” x 11” Completed in 2015 This painting is currently being exhibited at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, in a show aptly titled "Into the Future". Originally posted on matthewfelixsun.com Other Related posts on Art · 文化 &midd... [more]