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Style: Realist/ Abstract
Medium: Acryilic and Oil on Canvas
Fun Fact: When Stary was 18 years old his father passed away and after a long time of illness his mother passed away four years later. He was especially attached to his mother. During the time of his mothers illness Stary was not able to sleep at all so to cope with the distress Stary stayed up every night painting in the light of a candle. To convey feelings, anger, thoughts, sorrow, distress and also happiness through art is something that Stary is doing himself when painting
Quote: “I always want to talk about issues that affect my community through my work, issues that are important in the preservation of life and human development. I want to create work in a context in which my culture can be seen, experienced and studied in-depth or compared and contrasted across time and space
Medium: Oil on Canvas, Watercolur and Acrylic on Canvas
Medium: Ink on Paper
Mohamed Omar Khalil
Country: Republic of Sudan
Style: fresco painting, printmaking, etching
Medium: Mixed Media on Board, Lithographs
Fun Fact: Mohammad Omar Khalil seeks to show how contemporary art transforms an Arab world full of symbolism and illustrates the complicated artistic relationship between the region and Europe. His works combine his Sudanese roots with the Pop culture of his home in the West. As a result, the viewer is compelled to examine each work, in a bid to stumble upon hidden messages lurking amid the layers.
Quote: The streets of the city are his palette from which he collects much of his raw material - the detritus of 21st-century urbanism - such as postage stamps, envelopes, photography, fabrics, crushed cans, and even whole doors. Collage is his chosen technique, where texture plays a major role as salvaged remnants piece together to form a narrative; echoing the Roman frescoes Khalil must have poured over during his time in Italy.
1. Petra (Triptych
3.The Fiz Series | Water color on paper
4.The Fiz Series | Water color on paper
5. The Fiz Series | Water color on paper
7. Paolo Ucello, The Battle of San Romano series | Water color on paper
8. Paolo Ucello, The Battle of San Romano series | Water color on paper
Amir Ibrahim Mohed Nour aka Amir Nour
Country: Republic of Sudan
Style: Semi-Abstract/ Minimalist
Medium: Lithograph, Bronze, Metal
Fun Fact: On knowing that Amir Nour from the Sudan created his sculpture ´Grazing at Shendi´ with sheep in the desert near his hometown Shendi in mind, one can well imagine, on viewing over two hundred steel tubes bent into semi-circles and stood on the floor, that one is viewing a herd of sheep. Otherwise this overwhelming installation is taken to be a variation on a constant theme, a masterpiece of minimalist art, whose parts vary only in their size and direction, leaving a vague general impression of swelling and unnaturally matt, silvery and shimmering arcs uniting the organic with the technological.
Fun Fact:Sandile Zulu combines rural organic materials and metropolitan debris to create his unique abstract images. Dubbed a visual explorer, Zulu’s work is marked by an overt experimental approach to the process of art-making. Investigating the visual and metaphysical interconnectedness of all things, Zulu’s work gives expression to his wide-ranging interests in biology, botany, history and philosophy and his obsession with patterns and harmony. His preoccupation with the ‘imaging of order’ is materialized through the constancy and change of the natural processes of weathering and fire damage in his work.
Quote: “His vision is to create with imagination, rather than trying to stick to mainstream rhetoric or popular demands,” said Zulu of Oliveira at the opening reception. “There is an affinity with my own position.”
Fun Fact: He used mainly water-colours and household paints on clothing and sheets of plastic. His eccentricity became a subject of ridicule among friends and neighbours and they began to refer to him as “insane”. His response to their taunts was to adopt the name Sane which later became his nom de plume.