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]
Here is a taste of what`s in Carpazine January/February. Featuring: Drew Maillard, Bispos de Paris, Darbie Richards, ,Andaluz The Artist, French Street Artist BEBAR, Brazilian Street Artist Franciscoskt, Baby Punk Sticker new book and much more!!! [more]
Carpazine Art Magazine Special Edition Featuring: Fernando Carpaneda Celebrating 35 Years of Underground Art. Plus: Ginger Coyote, Leigh de Vries, Drew Maillard, Jesse Mosher, Manoush, Jimmy Woods, Chris Oleary, Muskga, MF Gallery, Juventude Maldita, Gazelle the Love Issue, Matthew Lineham, Magosh, A.R.D, Stax:Visions of Soul, Baby Punk Sticker, Arte XXX, Bispos de Paris, Ear and There, Bebar, Andaluz The Artist, Darbie Richards, Franciscoskt and many more! [more]
Here's a taste of what's in Carpazine February/March. Carpazine Underground Art magazine featuring: Exclusive Interview with Musician CAMDEN, Graffiti Artist IACO, Painter Herman James, Street Artist Key Detail, Street Artist Yu-Baba, Without Rules, FLASHBACK: Frank Russo,Twerps,Scarecrowove,The Death Head,L`Amour Supreme at MF Gallery, PLUS: Rockin For the Homeless 3.0, New Film: João Brandão Adheres to Punk!, Dwelling: Art Project and many more! [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Kazakhstan is caught between worlds. A prominent part of Alexander the Great’s Hellenistic Empire, the territory served as a middle ground between east and west—a crossroads where traders, warlords, and conquerors projected their will, forever altering the landscape and people of the region. Most recently the 60-year Soviet occupation, which ended in 1991, left an indelible mark on the Central Asian nation.
Kazakh video artist Almagul Menlibayeva unpacks the mixed cultural and poli... [more]
Great Art Reduced to Origins in What about Africa? by Edo Dijksterhuis Dawit Abebe, Zarina Bhimji, Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo, Phoebe Boswell, Gopal Dagnogo, Omar Victor Diop, Meschac Gaba, Nour-Eddine Jarram, Hamid el Kanbouhi, William Kentridge, Thierry Oussou, Kura Shomali, Ephrem Solomon, Barthélémy Toguo at Witteveen Visual Art Centre
January 23rd - February 27th
What about Africa?, at Witteveen Visual Art Centre in Amsterdam, is an exhibition with top-notch art on display. At the same time, its concept is highly problematic. The show brings together works by fourteen artists, who have little in common besides being African. They hail from countries like Morocco, South Africa, Benin, and Kenya—places removed from each other by the full length and breadth of a vast continent. In terms of social background, national history, or ethnicity the particip... [more]