Gallery Girl meets Luska

Semi-nude and not quite smiling, Luska’s characters stare out at their audience, as though they know something that they’re never going to reveal to you. They are often painted in strained, contorted positions; sometimes smoking a cigarette, and occasionally they may be accompanied by a crow. It’s almost as if they are haunting you or, […]

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Art in Translation

Being a native English speaker in the art world is something many of us take for granted. At fairs, openings and screenings across the globe, the presentations and supporting text is nearly always in English. On the odd occasion that it isn’t, it will almost undoubtedly be translated or interpreted for Anglophone viewers, but why? […]

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Gallery Girl meets Mai Al Moataz

I decompose like a rose, and rot from the inside before out. – Mai Al Moataz The rose is probably the most delicate and symbolic flower. An emblem of love, affection and beauty, it is most often associated with a romantic sentiment. But the rose is also fragile, and its polished exterior can sometimes mask a […]

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Gallery Girl meets Rahel Guiragossian

Imagine wearing a dress dripping in sequins. As you move thousands of lights shimmer from every inch of fabric, making the wearer appear like a diamond. The garment commands attention, and not just because of its iridescence. Printed on top of the sequins is a literal artwork by German, Lebanese-Armenian painter Emmanuel Guiragossian, and the […]

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Gallery Girl meets Tamuna Arshba

Despite rapid economic development in Georgia following the political and economic crisis of the 1990’s, many of the country’s artists emigrated abroad due to the absence of any stimulating mechanism for self-expression and development. With a rich history and cultural identity, Georgia has long had the potential to become a cultural hub in the Caucasus, […]

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Gallery Girl in conversation with Samira Addo and Cristina BanBan

Painters Cristina BanBan (b. Barcelona, 1987) and Samira Addo (b. London 1992) have both enjoyed great success at a relatively early stage in their careers. Both artists focus on the body; Addo, is a portrait-artist who uses her work to evoke emotions and the subtleties of facial expressions whereas BanBan’s work comprises large and colourful […]

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Gallery Girl meets Narnur

Selfies, guns and the Madonna. Armenia-based collage artist Narnur fills her work with images of sensual women surround by war and violence. Growing up in post-soviet Armenia, Narnur’s collages respond to femininity and what it means to be growing up in a selfie, technology-obsessed environment. Gallery Girl spoke to Narnur about her approach to her […]

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