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Tasmin Mazumder is a Jane of all trades from investment banker to ux professional, from musician to traveler, from photographer to artist. Her drawings explore the duality between high and low aspects of culture. She focuses on the importance of symbols, patterns and a medley of heritage and lifestyle. Tasmin experiments with with mediums and colour, juxtaposing […]

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Today I thought I’d share a little art inspiration. Art is an idea that belongs to everyone it has the ability to inspire and enrich our lives. Ink and watercolour artist Noel Badges Pugh creates stunning mixed media drawings focusing on botanical art and his hands. He uniquely captures and illustrates the beauty of nature in charming and […]

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The essence of photography lies within its exceptional ability to catch shadows on light sensitive surfaces. This method normally requires a camera, but not always. As unimaginable as it sounds, cameraless photography also known as photograms is a technique that’s moderately different to photography itself. The technique refers to the practice of manipulating light sensitive photographic […]

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The concept of embroidery art perhaps brings to mind an image of a grandma sitting on a comfy sofa chair with a cup of tea in front of the television, carefully creating perfect cross stitches. This image is totally thrown out the window when you discover international model Sheena Liam. Recognised as the winner of […]

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Art on its own is phenomenal, but when the spheres of art and fashion are intertwined something extraordinary is created. John Galliano and British artist Benjamin Shine created exactly this combination in Maison Margiela’s Spring 2017 collection by reclaiming the attention of fashionistas and art appreciators worldwide. Maison Margiela’s 2017 collection stood out from previous […]

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The radical art movement with its fairly exceptional and exceedingly rich history spans much over six decades. Conceptual art to this day stands strong and firm despite being dismissed by many artists, experts and art historians. From the pioneers of the movement that started experimenting with different ideas and concepts of the art form and […]

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I recently visited a workshop taught by Richard Henry at the Art of Islamic Pattern in London, turning up at a point where the class were learning about drawing mathematically complex designs. I was amazed to see the use of calculators for measuring single lines. Taking into account the mathematical elegance, geometric patterns and the inventions […]

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The marriage of politics and art is a powerful union which sends out a potent message. For centuries, art has been used as an alternative form of expression to conventional methods of political assertion. Through signalling stances of defiance, peace, war, corruption, human rights and inequality, art has altered the landscape of political expression by […]

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Projecting Saudi Arabia through a more positive and creative lens, contemporary artists like the Gharem Brothers have placed the Saudi art movement in the limelight through holding regular art exhibitions and taking part in international art fairs. Compelling Saudi artists, Ajlan Gharem and Abdulnasser Gharem are the founders of Gharem Studio and have swiftly become […]

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In recent years the limitations of Islamic art have expanded to include contemporary works by artists from or with roots in eastern countries. Artists whose birthplaces stretch to different corners of the world including America and Europe, have taken Islamic art and Arabic scripture and have adapted it to their own needs on paper and […]

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