Painting

Nepali artist charged with blasphemy

Nepali artist charged with blasphemy

As reported elsewhere the acclaimed Nepali painter Manish Harijan's exhitbition titled The Rise of Collateral in Siddhartha Art Gallery (Patan, Nepal) was charged with blasphemy by the group of World Hindu Federation activists. The author and gallerist were even threatened with death. The police, instead of providing protection, padlocked the gallery. More to that, there is actual imminence of legal action against the artist and curator.

Gonkar Gyatso

Gonkar Gyatso
 *1961 in Lhasa, Tibet

Studied Fine Art in Beijing and London.

He is the founder of the contemporary Tibetan art gallery The Sweet Tea House and is currently based and working between London and Beijing.  

Gonkar Gyatso is a Tibetan born British artist. Born in 1961 in Lhasa, Gonkar moved to London in the late 90's on scholarship to the Chelsea School of Art and Design, where he attained his MA in Fine Art. (Gyatso studied Chinese Brush Painting in Beijing, attaining a B.F.A. and Thangka (traditional Tibetan scroll painting) in Dharamsala). He has been living and working in the West ever since.

Hitman Gurung

Hitman Gurung
Born in 1986, Lamjung, Nepal
Lives and works in Kathmandu, Nepal

Born in 1986 in Lamjung, Nepal, Hit Man Gurung has done numerous non-conventional art projects, group exhibits and workshops. He was a 2011 recipient of the Australian Himalayan Art Award and was selected in 2012 as one of the winners of the competition “Imagining our Future Together: A Vision of a Better Common Future in South Asia,” organized by the World Bank. He was also selected for the project “Under the Bodhi Tree,” organized by WWF and Lumbini Development Trust. Gurung holds a Master’s degree from Tribhuvan University and is a lecturer at Tribhuvan University and other schools.

 


Education:

Shin KwangHo

Shin KwangHo
Born in South Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea

Amir Khojasteh

Amir Khojasteh
Born in 1988, Tehran, Iran
Lives and works in Tehran, Iran

All conditions of my life (sometimes bitter sometimes happy) and also human unconscious mind (love, fear, fancy, happiness, absurdity and ….) are the main inspiration’s resources of my works. I try to expressmy entire emotion in aconsiderable way from my soul to show the simple and daily but complicatedeventsin a surreal way andinvolve my audiencejust for a moment.

Gina Heyer

Gina Heyer
Born in 1983, South Africa
Lives and works in South Africa

Heyer graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from Stellenbosch University in 2011. She is currently lecturing drawing at the Visual Arts Department, Stellenbosch University. Her most recent solo exhibition at Art Gallery (now Brundyn + Gonsalves) entitled Threshold was concerned with subtle metaphysical and uncanny aspects of seemingly ordinary and unoccupied interiors.

Fernando Gómez Balbontín

Fernando Gómez Balbontín
Born in 1981, Santiago, Chile
Lives and works in Santiago, Chile

Statement:

My work emerges from the necessity to create a visual language based on the critical representation of contextual realities. The purpose is to build a shape as a con-secuence of the content, and the result of it is nothing but the register of a thoughtful process. I am currently interested in an in-depth study on how our society lives. This excercise is done through analysing the view that society itself has about the existence of death.

Doris Bittar

Doris Bittar
Born in Iraq
Lives and works in USA

I am a multi-disciplinary artist who closely follows history and intertwines it with pattern and decorative structures. In part, my art tests a pattern's veracity to see if it may act as an identifying unit of culture, which I call cultural DNA.  Also, because the word “decorum” is related to the word ”decoration,” I wonder if decoration may be a code for behavior, for how a room should be organized to spur dialogue? Could pattern and decoration be animated into lattices or structures that guide and bridge?

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