Gallery Girl meets Hiba Schahbaz

Hiba Schahbaz paints nude, peach-toned goddesses that smile languidly out at their viewer against pastel coloured backdrops overflowing with delicate arrangements of flora and fauna. Born in Karachi and now living in Brooklyn, Hiba’s long-haired beauties, look like they have stepped out of a dream world and are painted in soft, shimmery watercolours that completely […]

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Mona Saudi @ Saleh Barakat

To stones from which we build an ocean of dreams To stones where beginnings and endings abide…  …To stones in which I chisel a path for the soul To stones that I touch, and the vapors of love arise And as I polish them my soul thins out And the gods of mystery talk to […]

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Cacti & Palms @ Ordovas and Hauser & Wirth

Two galleries that stand opposite each other at one end of Savile Row have both sprouted gardens. Amongst the pop prints of Andy Warhol at Ordovas, a series of plastic cacti have grown across the floors, that spread across the gallery below glamourous silk-screen prints of lipsticks, cigarettes and Marilyn Monroe. Not so far in […]

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The Eye of Lebanon @ Beirut Art Fair

At the heart of this year’s Beirut Art Fair lay an eye. Curated by Rose Issa, Ourouba: The Eye of Lebanon comprised 70 artworks by 40 artists that looked at the current state of the Arab region as a whole through a Lebanese lens positioned towards the private and public collections of 20 Lebanese collectors. […]

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Gallery Girl meets Osnova

The art scene in Moscow is growing and shows no signs of stopping. It is now home to Russia’s only international art fair and an internationally celebrated biennial. Thanks to Dasha Zhukova – wife of Roman Abramovic – there is now even a multi-million pound gallery lying in the heart of Moscow’s most central Gorky […]

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Lina Iris Viktor @ Amar

  Behind a curtain in a gallery in North London lies an undiscovered world. Inside the building’s doors, the hallway to the gallery’s walls is sectioned off by two pieces of black fabric that are drawn together so that no light can seep through and ensuring that its beguiling contents is concealed. If you should […]

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Papers from Syria @ British Museum

Paper is not a medium that is highly regarded in the art world; canvas or bronze are met with more esteem and appreciation, while paper is often discarded as ordinary and unexceptional. This is because, more often than not, paper is the cheaper, rough, preparatory version of an artwork that is usually worth more in […]

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