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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Jean Boghossian @ L’Orient Le Jour Building, Beirut Souks

Fire. One of the four elements. The one that has the power to scorch, destroy and ruin. To look at, it is spellbinding, a red-yellow-orange flame that transfixes as it burns. But through destruction fire also brings light and the opportunity for renewal. In Building with Fire Jean Boghossian uses fire as an artistic medium, creating […]

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Hassan Musa @ Gallery of African Art

“The global market rationality pushed contemporary societies to a position where few people, (those who make what we eat, what we see, what we hear, what we read, etc.) control the destiny of the whole world. Thus, conspiracy theories are not just the sign of mutual mistrust between members of the contemporary society. They are […]

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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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Basir Mahmood @ Letitia

‘I am interested in exploring my position as an artist by adopting multiple roles including an author who writes narratives, an initiator who sets in motion collisions of people and improvised scenarios to create original stories.’ – Basir Mahmood Hung along the walls of Letitia in Beirut are a series of large photographs that mostly […]

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Marela Zacarias @ Sapar Contemporary

Dozens of sculptures that resemble vibrantly coloured crumpled pieces of paper hang from the walls of a New York gallery. It is as though someone has taken a giant abstract painting and then scrunched it into a ball, giving it a whole new form, transforming it from two to three-dimensional. In A Street of Many […]

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Gallery Girl meets Johanna Stickland

Johanna Stickland paints and photographs soft, delicate images of women. Whether in peach and red tones of paint, or in intimate film photographs, her artworks seem gentle, but are also a mystery. Gallery Girl spoke with Stickland about the feminine figure, her inspirations, and living and working in Portugal. Before embarking on a career as […]

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