• Top 100 Artist

    Kader Attia, French Artist, Born: December 30, 1970 (age 48 years)

    A contemporary French installation artist and photographer with poetic and symbolic approach explored the diversity of modernized western supremacy and subjugation of non-western colonies, draw his life encounters living between two unlike and disparate living systems, developing a dynamic practice to examining the convolutions of cultural, historical, and social difference around the globe. Kader Attia installations offer an unequivocal narrative of the relationship between western and non-western cultures investigating architecture, literature, and history demonstrating the fabrication of identity contextual and circumstantial to the colonial conflicts and ascendancy. The artist used artefacts, discarded quotidian objects, and wartime ephemera transforming the view of the gallery into a reflection of an unaware and…

  • Art Essays , Art Books, Philosophers

    Object-Oriented Returns ,Chapter III

    In 1999, Krauss put forward the expression ”post-medium condition” not only to argue that the era of the discreet identifiable medium had passed but also, paradoxically,” to retain the world” medium, because for all misunderstandings and abuses attached to it, this is a term that opens on to the discursive field ”that she wants to address by describing certain art practices such as those of Marcel  Broodthaers, Krauss is able to keep the spectre of mediums alive it is precisely a spectre and after-life of the medium, alive only in dreams, memory and fiction. Broodthaer’ work from 1971 MA collection enables Krauss to read, after many others, the artist as…

  • Art Essays , Art Books, Philosophers

    De- and Re- Materialization of the (Art) Object, Chapter II

    Artists are still associated as the maker of the objects, the particularity of the artist’s objects may be the multiple uses to which they can be put; from the economic value in a private or public collection to the aesthetic value, they are assumed to offer. Another essential characteristic is precisely the interfacial and ambiguous quality the art object between fellow objects and regarding subjects, almost despite its physical properties; as a fundamentally ‘open’ object, the artwork may be enhanced by size, matter or elevated position, but no amount of material justification will guarantee its aesthetic value. Unlike Plato’s beds or tables, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s apple and Heidegger’s shoe struggle with…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Chris Ofili, Contemporary Painter , British Born Oct 10, 1968

    An English turner prize-winning contemporary painter and member of British Artist Movement. Chris Ofili large-scale paintings are reputed for deploying unconventional techniques rippling dots of paint, vibrant palette, variety of applied texture, resin, glitter, collage, magazine cut-outs and most famously elephant dung merging abstraction and figuration; examining and exploring both the contemporary and historical black experience challenging ethnic stereotypes. The artist was a centre of controversy for using elephant dung in his work titled The Holy Virgin Mary. Chris Ofili was born in Manchester, Britain as Christopher Ofili on October 10, 1968, but his family is originally from Nigeria, studied in London at Chelsea School of Art and Royal College…

  • Art Essays , Art Books, Philosophers

    Each object is Art

    Antony Hudek is a writer and senior lecturer at Liverpool school of art and Design, he is also the translator of the works done by Jean-Francios Lyotard, one of the famous writer on the contemporary art, co-publisher of occasional papers and independent curator and the research he was conducting on objects belonged to UCL Museums and collections. Later on, he has elaborated and deconstructed the objects and their role in our daily life and as an art. He was born in Geneva, After the study of Visual Art, he took his interest in art history and after PhD, Hudek was a researcher at many Jan Van Eyck Academie, and AHRC…

  • Top 100 Artist

    James Rosenquist, American Artist, 1933 – 2017, Pop Art

    James Rosenquist pioneered in pop art movement by narrating craftsmanship into his oeuvres made a 20th-century intriguing artist; known as one of the best ambassadors and inspiring symbol of American Art alongside other famous contemporaries like Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, and Roy Lichtenstein. Rosenquist conceptual demonstration and outstanding articulation made him a prominent figure of the genre, widely acclaimed for his distinctive style drawn from commercial art deeply influenced his career practicing techniques, and depiction of everyday object and imagery constituting surrealism and accentuating the prodigious nature of pieces of advertisement and cultural images in oddly combined manner for the presentation of social and political issues. James Rosenquist was born…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Marcos García, Painter, Spain , Born October 8, 1969

    Marcos Garcia is a Spanish painter, before starting his career as an influential and outstanding painter with an impressive selection of imagery he was a police officer for 22 years of his career, an accident during the job ended his career as a police officer. Marcos Garcia graduated from the University of Malaga and studied  Criminology and Public Security. His journey to become a painter is remarkable, as he says he always loved painting, in his statement he told that he was lucky to work in Puerto in Marbella the place like Miami and rich people live there coming from many countries and people started looking at work of Marcos…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Robert Rauschenberg, American Painter, Graphic Artist (1925-2008)

    Having a significant impact, dominance and worked as a key figure in the development of American Art. Robert Rauschenberg is widely known for his experimental and unconventional innovative approach to the artwork which channels the transition from abstract expressionism to later modern movements. On the verge of neo-dada movement the Robert stood as the crucial and influential one, his experimental approach widened the boundaries and opened the new territories for future artists. The painter, graph artist, and sculptor, who is well known for his “Combines” using nontraditional materials and objects canvased in innovative symmetry. Robert Rauschenberg was born as Milton Ernest Rauschenberg on October 22, 1925, in Port Arthur Texas,…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Jasper Johns, American Painter, Born May 15, 1930

    One of the most iconic 20th-century painter sculptor and print-maker appeared as a key figure in the American art scene. Jasper Johns association with abstract expressionism and pop art credited of crucially impacting the pop art movement and minimalism. Widely known for his richly worked paintings of maps and especially for the depiction of the American flag leads the artistic community towards the new horizon, highlights on the creation of the art based on portraying concepts and principles by stepping out of the boundaries and experimenting innovative ideas and new techniques making artwork stood among the queue for highly paid artistries at sale and auction. Born on May 15, 1930,…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Gerhard Richter, Visual Artist, German, born 1932

    One of the most celebrated and influential German painters Gerhard Richter is a most persuasive and dominant living artist, hold record pricing at auction for several of his artworks. Richter approach of painting with abstraction and photo-based paintings massively contributed to the history of the medium and also recognized of working with glass pieces, photograph, and photo-realistic paintings. Born on February 09, 1932 Dresden, Saxony in Germany. After schooling, Richter apprenticed as a stage set and advertising painter and finished his vocational training and continued work as a painter before starting his formal studies. The artist was considered eligible for Dresden Academy of Fine arts as it was a great…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Roy Lichtenstein, Visual Artist (pop art) (American, 1923–1997)

    Roy Lichtenstein was an American pop artist widely acclaimed for his painting and prints which captioned commercial imagery and culture icons like Mickey Mouse and comics and advertisements icons. He was a prominent figure among Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Jasper Johns in the new art movement. Inspired by the comic series through parody his work defines the base of pop art. Lichtenstein artwork mirrored the mechanical technique on a larger scale. Roy Fox Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923, in New York. He studied at public school and graduated from New York’s Dwight School in 1940. Initially interested in design and art as a hobby, and being a…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Karl Otto Lagerfeld, Fashion Designer, Hamburg, Germany

    The son of a wealthy Hamburg Businessman, he had a great interest in design, fashion, and visual art making sketches during the class and cut-out pictures from fashion magazines. He once explained the quest for learning was much more by frequently visiting Kunsthalle Hamburg Museum than he had in school. Focusing mainly on drawing and history he completed his secondary school at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris. Karl Otto Lagerfeld was born on September 10, 1933, in Hamburg Germany. While the fashion designer was known to misrepresent his birth year and claimed to be younger. He too misrepresents his family background which was conclusively proven to be wrong. One of…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Richard Mosse, Contemporary Photographer, Ireland

    A contemporary Irish photographer known for challenging photojournalist roles uses coloured infrared film to capture the new perspective and outcomes of conflicts in war-torn regions. Richard Mosse photography gained massive consideration for his photographs of the war in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo intended to present the suffering of the region by war. Mosse was born in 1980, Kilkenny Ireland. He studied English literature and earned a bachelor degree from Kings College London 2001, got Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University of London and further studied Master of Fine Arts in photography from Yale School of Art. He currently lives between New York and Berlin.  Mosse brands…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Rashid Rana, Visual Artist, Lahore, Pakistan

    Rashid Rana is a Pakistani artist who is widely considered as one of the leading of his generation. Before getting an international coverage he got prominence in South Asian alongside artist such as Subodh Gupta. His works incorporate painting, photography, sculptures, collages, photo mosaics and collaboration with billboard painters. He holds the record of the highest price ever paid for artwork from Pakistan.Rashid Rana born in 1968, Lahore Pakistan. In 1992, he received Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National College of Arts in Lahore, continued his education and earned Master of Fine Arts from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Currently, he is serving at Beaconhouse National University Lahore…

  • Top 100 Artist

    Andy Warhol , (American, 1928–1987), Visual Artist

    A fourth born child to the working class parents, who migrated from Slovakia to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania during the first quarter of a 20th century, persuaded successfully career as a commercial illustrator. Andy Warhol born on August 6, 1928, an artist, director, and producer who was a noticeable figure in the visual art movement. Warhol graduated from Schenley High school in 1945 and enrolled to study Pictorial design in Carnegie Institute of Technology. Warhol devoted his attention to painting in the late 1950s, Like his contemporaries Roy Lichtenstein and Robert Rauschenberg, he debuted to pop art painting that concentrated on mass-produced consumer items which created a major shift in the art…

  • Top 100 Artist

    KAWS , Brian Donnelly ,(American Born 1974), Visual Artist

    KAWS (American Born 1974) Brian Donnelly (KAWS) Born: New Jersey, 1974 Sculptor, Visual & Commercial Art Design Graffiti Street Art & Urban Art Click here for Kaws Instagram Profile An American artist & designer ‘Brian Donnelly’ known as KAWS has drafted his own path since he was a teenage graffiti artist. In 1990 he moved to New York City and subvertising on billboards, phone booths, and bus shelters. His work also appeared around the world in multiple cities, Paris, London and Tokyo. He uses a specific term as KAWS, a tag name and which he was earlier use to mark on the buildings, the reason he likes the way these…

  • Art & Artists,  Filmmakers/ Movie Directors

    Quentin Tarantino, Filmmaker , Writer ,Director

    Quentin Tarantino There is a list of living Legends who credited a lot in the Hollywood industry and make fame from younger to elder. One of them is Quentin Tarantino. Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee U.S on 27th of March, 1963. His father Tony Tarantino is an Italian-American actor and Musician and his mother is Nurse. Quentin moved with his mother at the age of four in California. Quentin Tarantino Movies List:  1: Pulp Fiction1994, Movie Cast/ Director/Writer/ Watch Full Movie   WRITERS Quentin Tarantino Roger Avary PRODUCER Lawrence Bender American crime films Pulp Fiction Release Date: Sep 10, 1994, South…

  • Call for Entries

    MEDITERRANEAN CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE | EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019

    ARTIST PRIZE: CALL FOR SUBMISSION  This is a free art competition for 2019  which is offered by Porta Coeli Foundation  The “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize | European Capital of Culture 2019” will be awarded three winning artists in each of the categories mentioned below. The Jury will decide and email the winning artist after submitting their proposal online for the art contest. The “Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize | European Capital of Culture 2019” will be awarded  to 1st place artists and he or she will be given  1000 € cash prize for artist trophy designed and made the master smelter Certificate by the jury Mini solo exhibition in the month of December: location…

  • Art History Timeline /Art Movements,  History of Fashion Design

    History of Fashion Design / Fashion History Timeline

    History of Fashion Design Introduction What is the relationship between art and fashion? To discuss the relationship between art and fashion, there are always things that students and researchers wanted to know for example educated person knows the transformation of modernism to postmodernism and impressionism to post-impressionism, History of fashion will cover the key art movements and artists who keep reappearing as an influence for fashion,  We will not discuss the artist like Marcel Duchamp or the installation artist or the land artist, we will not discuss the artist who put some bricks the gallery or the artist who covers the buildings with the silk because it does not impact…

  • Art History Timeline

    Art History Timeline / Art Movements Timeline

    History of Art Timeline Introduction  What is Art? The emergence of Art is unknown similar to how language came into being. If  Art encompasses activities that have taken place since forever such as Architecture, painting, and sculpture, then not a single civilization has been devoid of Art. On the contrary, if Art is considered to be a luxurious entity or a prized belonging that deserves a place in museums or galleries, then it’s pretty obvious that it is a recent development and that the greatest polymaths and producers of the past never fantasized about it. This can be best perceived if seen from the architectural lens. Despite the fact that…

  • Events and Exhibitions

    New Paintings By Salman Toor

    EXHIBITION: New Paintings ARTIST: SALMAN TOOR  April 12, 2019 – April 22, 2019 Gallery: O Art Space, Syed Maratib Ali Road, F.C.C., Lahore, Punjab Author: Talal Faisal Ismaili, Visual Artist Numerous Pakistani artists living abroad have contributed significantly to the global art scene by producing quality work over the years, earlier ones including the likes of Rasheed Araeen, Anwar Jalal Shemza, Iqbal Geoffery and a few more. In comparison to them, today’s generation of diaspora artists is at an advantage. As a result of globalization, advanced communication and an upsurge in social media, they tend to seek better opportunities and substantial recognition despite their nonwestern backgrounds. It would be fair to say…

  • Art Museums and Galleries,  Art Museums and Galleries in UAE

    List of Art Galleries and Museums in Dubai

    Introduction Dubai, second largest city of  United Arab Emirate’s has become one of Middle East’s art hub and Dubai has developed an exciting community of contemporary art galleries and events. From modern artists to contemporary artist which includes young emerging contemporary artists has gained popularity through Dubai Art Scene, Art Dubai and Alserkal Avenue have played a major role to boost the art scene and it has also gained the attraction of many international and local art galleries from all around the world. Art Dubai is a major event which has taken immense gravity in the art scene around the globe after Venice Biennale and Dhaka Art Festival and many…