Gallery Girl meets AVAH Collective

The modern day nation of Afghanistan is located in a geography with a long historical and cultural significance both locally and internationally. Yet how many of Gallery Girl’s readers know anything about Afghan art? I’m guessing that if any, there are very few who do. Most probably think of Afghanistan and immediately make associations with […]

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Gallery Girl meets Ripsy May

“This person could really do with a necklace or some boobs” – Ripsy May Artist, musician and zine-creator Ripsy May could be described as a triple threat. Her artwork enchants with the endearing yet mischievous energies her child-like characters emit, while her silky smooth voice provides the basis for songs that touch on love and […]

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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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