Jesús Briceño Reyes Discusses His Practice and the “Istanbulites” Exhibition

In his solo exhibition presented by Zarastro Art at Istanbul Airport, Venezuelan artist Jesús Briceño Reyes invites the viewer to rethink the various identities, relationships, and interactions of Istanbulites, characterizing the daily human scenes encountered in the city. We sat down to discuss his insights in tandem with the show… What are the core pillars […]

Yinka Shonibare: Navigating Identity Through Cultural Interchange

Yinka Shonibare | The Crowning

Yinka Shonibare explores colonialism, authenticity, identity, and power relations through his paintings, photographs, videos, and installations. Raised speaking Yoruba and immersed in British and American media, Shonibare’s work reflects a blend of influences and a questioning of cultural purity. Born in London in 1962, Shonibare was struck by transverse myelitis early in his art school […]

Top 10 Contemporary Art Galleries in London: New Visions and Possibilities

Top 10 Contemporary Art Galleries in London | The South London Gallery

Renowned for its legacy, London is celebrated for its thriving contemporary art scene. The city draws visual artists from around the globe eager to present their work. Both local and international audiences come to the city to indulge in the abundance of outstanding exhibitions. A plethora of London galleries are redefining the traditional gallery concept […]

Nicole Eisenman: Brushing Against Conventions

Nicole Eisenman | The Triumph of Poverty

Nicole Eisenman, also known as the “bad girl” for her emotionally charged narrative paintings, serves as a reminder of what is possible if one is brave and outspoken, in tune with their identity. The viewer can expect to observe humor, irony, and social insight in abundance from poignant stories in her artwork. Nicole Eisenman’s work […]

Yoshitomo Nara: Aesthetic Rebellion and Emotional Resonance

Yoshitomo Nara | Not Everything But / Green House (2009)

From his early influences in Germany to the fusion of Kawaii and Kowai in his art, delve into Nara’s emotional and rebellious journey. Uncover the layers of his signature style, rise to global fame, and the profound allegories in iconic pieces like “Knife Behind Back.”

Julian Opie: Shaping the Visual Landscape with Simplicity and Playfulness

Teresa John Amy Tim (2022) | Julian Opie | Zarastro Art

Julian Opie’s art delves into the convergence of the human form, contemporary experience, and technology. He skillfully simplifies and distorts images across various mediums, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, and LED animations.  Opie’s fascination with movement challenges traditional artistic norms. Reminiscent of pop art, his works, primarily minimalistic black line drawings, feature portraits and animated figures, […]

Peter Doig Paintings: A Journey Through Memory, Context, and Materiality

Peter Doig Paintings | Pond Life (1993)

Peter Doig’s vision lies in his adeptness at navigating memory, context, and materiality. Peter Doig paintings transcend mere depictions of landscapes; they serve as gateways to explore the labyrinth of human memory. Through his work, the artist invites viewers to rekindle their own memories and emotions associated with places and experiences. Doig’s deliberate use of […]

The Definitive Global Art Bookshop Guide 2023

Step into a world where art and literature intertwine, as we embark on a journey to explore the most captivating art bookshops around the globe in 2023. From the bustling streets of New York City to the romantic avenues of Paris, we will take you on a curated tour of these literary gems.

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