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Damien Hirst’s largest ever retrospective on display until January 22nd ‘Relics’ at ALRIWAQ Exhibition Space, Doha is the artist's first solo exhibition in the Middle East. The comprehensive survey includes both famously iconic, and previously unseen artworks. Foreground: ‘Loving in a World of Desire’ (1996). Background: 'The History of Pain' (1999), 'Beautiful Orange Stroke over Pink Luscious Lips Painting' (2006). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd.

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Damien Minton Gallery Born Newcastle, NSW Education 2001National Art School, Sydney Australia Mobile Studio Architects creates giant flip-books in the forest London-based Mobile Studio Architects has collaborated with students at a US summer camp to create a series of oversized flip-books that depict fictional forest tales. Titled Universal Play Machine, the project utilises the traditional flip-book animation technique but on a much larger scale. Mobile Studio Architects worked with Beam Camp in the forests of New Hampshire to realise the project. "Essentially an oversized flip-book, the system scales up the split-flap display technology first used in airports and train-stations across the world," said Mobile Studio Architects. Hidden away in the forests of the camp, the machines encourage the students to explore the surrounding wilderness while also acting as creative stimuli. The pages of the books are protected within rectangular metal frames and are fitted on rotating mechanisms powered by handles on the side.

Pierre Bonnard Pierre Bonnard (French: [bɔnaʁ]; 3 October 1867 — 23 January 1947) was a French painter and printmaker, as well as a founding member of the Post-Impressionist group of avant-garde painters Les Nabis. Bonnard preferred to work from memory, using drawings as a reference, and his paintings are often characterized by a dreamlike quality. The intimate domestic scenes, for which he is perhaps best known, often include his wife Marthe de Meligny.[1] Early life[edit] Bonnard was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, Hauts-de-Seine on 3 October 1867.

Fred Tomaselli Fred Tomaselli makes exquisitely rendered paintings on wood panels, combining an array of unorthodox materials suspended in a thick layer of clear, epoxy resin. Medicinal herbs, prescription pills and hallucinogenic plants are combined with images cut from books and magazines: flowers, birds, butterflies, arms, legs and noses, for example, are worked into dazzling patterns that spread over the surface of the painting like a beautiful virus or growth. Tomaselli sees his paintings and their compendium of data as windows into a surreal, hallucinatory universe. “It is my ultimate aim”, he says, “to seduce and transport the viewer in to space of these pictures while simultaneously revealing the mechanics of that seduction.” Fred Tomaselli was born in Santa Monica, California in 1956.

Sleep No More Sleep No More is an indoor promenade performance lasting up to three hours. There are five arrival times for each performance ranging from 6:00pm-12:00am depending on the day of the week. After admission, guests embark upon an individual journey and may stay inside the performance for as long as they wish. Following the culminating moment of the performance guests are welcome to stay on at the Manderley Bar. Hilma af Klint Hilma af Klint (October 26, 1862 – October 21, 1944) was a Swedish artist and mystic whose paintings were amongst the first abstract art. A considerable body of her abstract work predates the first purely abstract compositions by Kandinsky.[1] She belonged to a group called "The Five" (a circle of women who shared her belief in the importance of trying to make contact with the so-called 'high masters' - often by way of séances) and her paintings, which sometimes resembled diagrams, were a visual representation of complex spiritual ideas. Early life[edit]

Steve Kaufman Dollar Bills screenprint (PP). Place bid Review and confirm your bid Bid confirmation Ellen Altfest Since leaving Yale School of Art Ellen Altfest has developed her own distinct and devoted approach to a figurative and representational painting. The writer and artist David Humphrey’s describes ‘her paintings celebrate the way objects become engulfed by their surroundings and simple acts of identification multiply and transform’. Altfest always paints from life, drawn towards domestic plants, vegetables and more recently, male models. Altfest immerses herself in an intense analysis and personal engagement with the subject that pushes her vision beyond the real. Compositionally the paintings are all tightly edited and framed, almost encroaching on the subject’s space whether it be the nucleus of tumbleweed through to the wrinkled skin of a cacti next to the neckline of the sitter.

Learn the Rules Like a Pro by Pantelis Nikolaides SVA Class of 2008 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”-Pablo Picasso Working in the design and motion graphics industry has had its ups and downs throughout the years. Georgia O'Keeffe Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She is best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism".[1] Early life and education Career New York

Steve Kaufman Steven Alan Kaufman (also known as Steve Kaufman, December 29, 1960 – February 12, 2010) was an American pop artist,[1] fine artist, sculptor, stained glass artist, filmmaker, photographer and humanitarian. His entry into the world of serious pop art began in his teens when he became an assistant to Andy Warhol at The Factory studio. Nicknamed "SAK" by Warhol, Kaufman eventually executed such pieces as a 144-foot long canvas which later toured the country. Early life[edit] Steve Kaufman was born in 1960 in the The Bronx, New York, the middle child, surrounded by an extended family, many of whom were painters and sculptors that were a significant influence on him and his views on art.

Fred Tomaselli - Artists - James Cohan Gallery These chemical cocktails [embedded in the paintings] can no longer reach the brain through the bloodstream and must take a different route to altering perception. In my work, they travel to the brain through the eyes. —Fred Tomaselli Drawing upon art historical sources and Eastern and Western decorative traditions, Fred Tomaselli's works explode in mesmerizing patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions. In the introduction to a 2003 essay on Tomaselli’s work in Parkett magazine, curator James Rondeau writes: “Over the course of the last ten years, Fred Tomaselli has established an international reputation for his meticulously crafted, richly detailed, deliriously beautiful works of both abstract and figurative art. His signature pieces are compelling, hybrid objects: ersatz, or maybe surrogate paintings, or tapestries, or quilts or mosaics.

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