Fernando Botero @ Custot

Round orbs of orange-yellow fruit rest on top of a fuchsia textile, situated before a peach background. The spheres are excessively plump. It is as though they have been aerated and, if one were to accidentally drop onto the ground, it would not be surprising if the ball bounced right up onto the table’s surface […]

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Bone Memory @ Lychee One

Memory. Short-term, long-term, fond, unpleasant; there are many different kinds. Some memories are easily forgotten, yet some stay with us forever, they bury themselves deep under the skin and take up home within our bones. In Bone Memory at Lychee One, six artists examine how are memories manifest, and why some refuse to leave. The […]

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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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The Lotus Eaters @ Aindrea Contemporary

As humans, we are constantly driven to consume. Fashion, food, culture, and whatever it is that gives us a thrill; addiction comes easily, wrapping us up in a false sense of comfort, allowing our obsessions to consume us. In The Odyssey, Odysseus’ men find themselves on an island inhabited by “Lotus Eaters.” Here they join […]

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Anahita Razmi @ Carbon.12

The press release for Anahita Razmi’s current exhibition at Carbon.12 in Dubai describes an alien landing on Earth, who immediately demands to be taken to the planet’s leader. In Take Me to Your Leader, Razmi asks who leads and who misleads. Playing on her own personal dichotomy — as an Iranian woman who grew up […]

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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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