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Art in Sudan: Photographer Rashid Mahdi

A few days ago, we went to see a collective exhibition in Paris: “Photographies soudanaises” (Sudanese photographs). The gallery Clémentine de la Féronnière brought together, thanks to the Elnour collective founded by Claude Iverné in 2003, photographs by Rashid Mahdi but also by Richard Lokiden Wani, Gadalla Gubara, Madani Gahory, Osman Hamid Khalifa and Ahmed Omar Addow amongst others. Max Dana appreciates a lot the work done by ...


Save the Haring mural in Melbourne!

Back in April 2010, we mentioned the Keith Haring mural in Melbourne in our Friday Digest. The article we selected was titled: Melbourne’s Keith Haring mural in urgent need of restoration. In 1984 Keith Haring was invited to Melbourne by John Buckley from the Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts. He created the mural in a less than a day with the help of students from Collingwood Technical College. But since April 2010, nothing much has ...


Art in Japan: Incredible Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami. We still wonder why it took us so long to post about him. Even if we usually choose unexpected artists, the ones you don’t read much about, we had to make an exception for Murakami. From “My Lonesome Cowboy” (1998), an anime-inspired sculpture of a masturbating boy, sold for $15.2 million at Sotheby’s, to the exhibit of his works at the Palace of Versailles in France in 2010, Takashi Murakami is always creative, ...


Art in Hungary: Photographer Daniel Halasz

For this new ‘Art in‘ rendezvous, we decided to introduce to you a young (born in 1981) but already renowned Hungarian photographer, Daniel Halasz. There is not much information about him on his website but Wikipedia tells us: Halasz grew up in Hungary and later lived in Belgium and the UK. After studying at the University of York and the London School of Economics, he was admitted to the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest. He ...


Art in Nigeria: Sculptor, painter Olisa Nwadiogbu

Olisa Nwadiogbu is an artist from Nigeria. He is a multi-media artist and has been working in his studio for 20 years. We love the colors he uses and the style of his paintings. Here is more about the artist from the The Guardian Life Magazine: “Art is not created in a vacuum, it is directed by the society, in which the artists live and work. The main objectives of my works are: Message, Entertainment and Aesthetics.” According to the respected ...


Pete Fowler: Original Artworks & Don’s Rainbow

Sama Readers, we got some great news about Pete Fowler for you! You remember our news from last month: Paintings by Pete Fowler tonight in London about Pete’s recent paintings adorning the walls of the Silas store. Now here is your chance to buy some original artworks from our favorite artist! You can buy acrylic on paper signed original artworks on this page. Be quick, they sell like hotcakes, really! Our favorite one is Seaweeds (illustrating ...


Art in Norway: A-ha’s Magne ‘Mags’ Furuholmen

Maybe you remember Norwegian band A-ha and their first and biggest hit “Take On Me“? Well, Magne ‘Mags’ Furuholmen is the former guitarist/keyboardist in the famous band from the Eighties. And he is also an artist. He now goes by the name Magne F and his latest show was due to launch on 1 September. But according to the Art Newspaper Website, the artist had to cancel his provocative show ‘Futura Plus’ which included ...


Art in Chile: ‘Magic Realism’ by Marcela Donoso

Marcela Donoso is a Chilean artist and on Wikipedia we can read she is an important painter in the Latin American current of “Magic Realism”. We think ‘Magic Realism’ is exactly what defines Donoso’s work, especially when it comes to her paintings. But she is also a sculptor, and we guess her many trips to the United States and Africa (Mozambique) inspired her. Marcela Donoso also illustrated a book: Mitos y Leyendas de ...


Art in Saudi Arabia: R. Al Faisal & L. Al Homoud

We didn’t know about Reem Al Faisal and Lulwah Al Homoud before we read an article posted on CNN. Rima Maktabi, the author of the article titled: Don’t pigeonhole us, say Saudi women artists, writes: As Saudi women artists, Reem Al Faisal and Lulwah Al Homoud, feel they are fighting against multiple stereotypes. They are caught between conservative attitudes at home and western critics who expect them to address women’s rights in their ...


Art in Thailand: Glassworks by Pinaree Sanpitak

Do you remember the lampwork beads by Sherry Bellamy? We posted about the Canadian artist’s amazing work last year; now we want to introduce you to one of Thailand’s few internationally recognized woman artists: Pinaree Sanpitak. Sanpitak is one of Thailand’s most internationally recognized artists and she collaborated with Venitian glass-blower Silvano Signoretto to produce ‘breast-cloud sculptures that are both solid yet ...






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