Friday, December 4, 2020

The Manipulation of Media in the Art of Rashid Rana

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Rashid Rana is a contemporary Pakistani artist who works incorporating painting, installation, photography, and collage. He is widely considered to be the leading Pakistani artist of his generation. Before gaining wider, international exposure after...
Artist Jeff Koons poses next to his piece called Rabbit at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Photo: xlsemanal.com

Jeffrey Koons, Pop Culture and Art production

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Jeffrey L. Koons is an American artist born on January 21, 1955. He is known for his art production related to pop culture. In his sculptures, Koons often represents everyday objects, works made of stainless steel, mirror-finished surfaces, and his characteristic balloon animals.
Xu Bing. Photo: widewalls.ch

The Mixed Media Installations of Xu Bing

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Xu Bing is a Chinese artist and professor recognized for his skills in printmaking and his installation art. His work is connected with how the creative use of words and language has affected our understanding of the world.
Photographer Jorge Vargas and his two daughters. Left: Saint, and Right: Air. (Jorge Vargas)

Photography as a Mean for Coping with Isolation, and Art News of the Week...

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Jorge Vargas, an Argentine photographer, spent time in isolation creating imaginative portraits of his two daughters. Art News of the Week 9 - 15 November 2020
Shahzia Sikander. Photo: Courtesy of Shahzia Sikander

The Neo-Miniature Painting of Shahzia Sikander

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Shahzia Sikander is a Pakistani-American visual artist born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. Sikander works with different media such as painting, printmaking, drawing, video, animation, installation, and performance.
School of Beauty, School of Culture, 2012. Photo: npr.org

Kerry James Marshall is En Vogue

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Kerry James Marshall takes his rightful place in the spotlight of American contemporary artists; his work is about challenging institutions that black artists can access. He is continually asking “what will it take to featured in museums and art history books”?
Almost Gone, 1959. Photo: Christies

Canada Speaks to Peter Doig

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Peter Doig was born in 1959 in Scotland, lived in Trinidad and Canada, moving back to Britain in 1979. It is easy to see the influences of these countries played in Doig’s work. Doig is an expert in mood and texture; his work draws the viewer into the scene with his ability to create depth and feeling. The results are often solitary, cold and bleak without being dull or flat.
Maria Berrio - The Paradise of Others, 2019. Photo: Kohn Gallery

New Colombian Contemporary Art, and Art News of the Week 26 October – 1...

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There is a new group of contemporary artists that have been growing over the past years in Colombia, and they are turning pain and difficulties into creation and pleasure for the senses. Art news of the week 26 October - 1 November 2020.
Julian Stallabrass. Photo: Aesthetica Magazine

Julian Stallabrass, The Art of Criticism

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Julian Stallabrass a British art historian, art critic, writer, photographer, curator, and teacher. He received his education at the Leighton Park School and the New College of Oxford University, where he studied PPE.
Sacred Faces. Photo: Brian Siambi

New Faces in Contemporary African Portraiture, and Art News of the Week 19 –...

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Kusum Lata Sharma is an art practitioner and researcher in Bhopal that started a series of contemporary art called ‘Water Hyacinth’ a few years ago and art news of the week 19-25 October 2020.