Mustafa Hulusi @ Pi Artworks

Scattered across the floor of Cyprus Realism at Pi Artworks are a series of dried-up pomegranates that have been painted gold. The orbs rest upon pieces of crumpled up newspaper, which are covered in photographs of rotting fruit. The decaying images contrast with the pomegranates resting above them, as they glisten in golden splendour, with […]

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Anthea Hamilton @ Thomas Dane Gallery

Cecil Vyse – one-time fiancé of protagonist Miss Lucy Honeychurch in E.M. Forster’s A Room with a View (1908) – is a pretentious character that perceives himself as a sensitive intellectual, resulting in a sense of obstinate self-awareness and an exaggerated style. In an exhibition filled with butterflies, boots, nudity and tartan, Vyse’s skewed mode […]

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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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Augustine Paredes @ Campus Art Dubai

Leaving home to be a migrant worker in a different country is like cooking Adobo. Different ingredients in one pot, boiled and simmered – simultaneously stirred in different directions and ways, peppered with additional spices – until finally cooked through and ready to be served – Augustine Paredes At this year’s Art Dubai photography based […]

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The Thousand and One Nights @ Artual

The tale of the One Thousand and One Nights is synonymous with the Middle East. In the story, King Shahryar marries a string of women, murdering them after just one night after discovering that his first wife was unfaithful to him. When his vizier could no longer find any women, his daughter Scheherazade offers herself […]

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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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Hayv Kahraman @ De La Warr

“And here I am, calling myself part of you but I can’t read you. Am I betraying you? How can I love you if I abandon you? I dwell in between the us and them… Naked, with ruby lips and cadmium cheeks, she gives you what you desire because she knows you like it. She’s […]

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