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Paintings by Pete Fowler tonight in London!

We like Pete Fowler very much: his work, his music and also following him on Twitter @themonsterist. We will soon unveil a ‘present’ he gave us and we are sure you will enjoy it too; until then, if you are lucky to live in London, don’t miss his show tonight. It is the official opening of the Silas store with Pete Fowler’s recent paintings on paper of the Cornish coastline seen through a cartoon lens adorning the walls of the ...


Art in Argentina: Maria Parmo Mixed Art

Art in South America with Argentine artist Maria Parmo. She was born in Cordoba, Argentina, in 1959  and her art is clearly inspired by her studies in math which had a direct influence on her creations. Paintings, collages, drawings, and objects; Parmo draws and paints with an  identifiable style: symmetry, asymmetry, tubes and lines, abstract art in black and white or in color… We like the fact she expresses her talent in many mediums and ...


Art in Italy: Creations by Gianmaria Giannetti

We first heard of Gianmaria Giannetti very recently, it was last July. The association «Artistes du Monde» (Artists from around the World), under the patronage of Marina Picasso, organized with the help of the City of Cannes and the Palais des Festivals an international exhibition that brought together some one hundred artists from 20 countries. Gianmaria Giannetti won City of Cannes Prize. Information about the artist is scarce and his official ...


Paris Design Week, the creative sparkling of Paris

Paris Design Week has started and it is about celebrating design through a popular event for both the general public and professionals. Exhibitions, events, in many different places across Paris. Design but also music and most of all great guests. About the event: Paris Design Week is both cultural and commercial, professional and consumer-oriented. It will bring together a hundred events, including the MAISON&OBJET international trade show, ...


Art in Senegal: Sculptor Ousmane Sow

Ousmane Sow is an internationally acclaimed Senegalese sculptor. The sculptor extraordinaire as many call him, had been sculpting since childhood and we are enthralled with his work. Whether it is a Masai warrior with spear and shield, wrestlers coupled body to body (see illustration below) or the Toussaint figure created in 1989 in Dakar (acquired by Smithsonian in 2009 and illustrating this post, left), Sow knows how to tell a story. Each sculpture ...


da-eYe pays tribute to Leon Botha

Last June, an artist we liked a lot, has died. His name was Leon Botha and last year we published on the Sama Gazette an article about him by Max Dana: Leon Botha: when Art is beyond what you see. On this first update of September, we wanted to pay tribute to this great artist by publishing a new article posted by Max Dana on her blog. Comments are closed on this page but you can send yours on Max Dana’s Blog.     Leon Botha was a great ...


Art in Russia: Installations by Ilya Kabakov

There are many Russian artists, amongst them is Ilya Kabakov. He was named by ArtNews as one of the “ten greatest living artists” and we totally agree with this statement. If you didn’t know him already, this is the opportunity to learn more about ‘the late 20th century’s most important Russian artist‘. Kabakov has completed 155 installations in 15 years and you can see his work in the most prestigious galleries and ...


Art in Congo: Alain Polo Nzuzi’s questionings

Last month we wrote about Freddy Tsimba, bullets can be art; today it is about another Congolese artist, Alain Polo Nzuzi. He uses visual art because as an artist, he is ‘more fascinated by the questions beyond extern(al) appearance. More fascinated by the way through this how we sometimes express out who we really are and how sometimes we hide it. Playing with this questions of appearance through body, fashion.’ You can visit his blog to ...


Art in China: Ai Weiwei, artist and political activist

Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist we often mention on the Sama Gazette. He was arrested at Beijing airport on 3 April, and was held for over two months without any official charges being filed. Chinese authorities released Ai Weiwei on bail on 22 June 2011, and said the artist had allegedly evaded taxes and intentionally destroyed accounting documents. You can read on Wikipedia: Analysts and other activists said Ai had been widely thought to be ...


Art in Japan: Wood sculptures by Yasuhiro Sakurai

Sometimes you click on a link and you make a great discover. That is exactly what happened to us when we followed a link on Juxtapoz website; it brought us to an article dedicated to Japanese artist Yasuhiro Sakurai. We never heard of him before and we wonder why we didn’t earlier. His wood sculptures, carved exclusively in Cypress wood, feature women with a variety of hairstyles: long, short, curly… These wall-mounted sculptures are ...






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