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Street artist eL Seed introduced calligraffiti (a marriage of traditional Arabic calligraphy and contemporary graffiti) to the Arab world in 2012 when he famously painted a Koranic verse calling for tolerance onto the façade of the Jara Mosque’s minaret in his ancestral town of Gabes, Tunisia. Although his work is not political, eL Seed rapidly became the high profile poster artist for Arabic graffiti, with a collaboration with Louis Vuitton, a public art project ...
Often pigeonholed as what the artist herself facetiously refers to as some type of “fifth generation Abstract Expressionist,” London-born New York-based painter Cecily Brown’s work is defined by the visible physicality of her stroke, the frequently engulfing size of her canvases and the palpable struggle between figuration and abstraction—all attributes that quickly draw references to artists like Willem de Kooning.
This text is written on a scrap of paper, torn from a sketchbook and almost carelessly tacked to the wall of Marijn van Kreij’s studio, just outside of Amsterdam. It’s a daily reminder resonating in the space where the artist spends most of his waking hours drawing and painting, but also reading, looking at pictures from his ever-growing art book library, immersing himself in this repository of text and image...
I’m interested in asking questions and opening up dialogues with my work. My practice is centered around the construct of gender and its interplay with other social categorizations and power differentials. I want my work to be part of furthering the discourse surrounding women’s rights..
With politically conscious art on the rise, a notable number of artists have turned to as a vessel to convey social and political turmoil. The Gray Lady recently featured in solo exhibitions of Wade Guyton and A.K. Burns, and this year’s Whitney Biennial introduced Julien Nguyen’s depictions of the paper’s front pages as allegorical..
My work is driven by process and results in conceptions that come from the experience of my female body, drawing on themes such as strangeness/foreignness, intimacy and vulnerability, self and Other, presence and absence, and horror/desire. I connect my practice through an interdisciplinary artistic dialogue...
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