Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
Seismic Movements , the fifth Dhaka Art Summit, plotted movements, solidarities, and exchanges across the Global South with over 500 artists, scholars, curators, and thinkers.
Geneva based artist Samuel Zeller (b. 1990) approach his subjects as a well-defined collection of elements he sort, order, remove and compose with. Influenced by his previous career in design and by his artist parents his work is often very disciplined. The rules and principles he created through the years are directing his compositions but that's his sensitivity that has the last say. Blurring the lines between photography and painting he makes us wonder about reality. It is for him is a therapy, a perpetual quest for contemplative moments to counter accelerating rhythm of our modern society.Read More
Personal project started in 2015 was noticed by editor Hoxton Mini Press in early 2016 and was published in April 2018 under the title 'Botanical', with an introduction by Rachel Segal Hamilton. Book contains 100 color photographs. All 3000 copies sold out in nine months after the first release. Zeller captures the strange beauty of exotic plants seen through the dappled glass of greenhouses.
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