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.
Oliver Watts, Sydney-based artist, lecturer and curator, works across a range of media including painting, collage and video. Watts’ paintings are seductive, rich and complex. He paints with a restrained looseness, his mosaic-like brushstrokes languid and gestural. Permeating his works is the Australian landscape, the heat of the sun, the crunch of the forests and the deafening sound of cicadas.Read More
Watts completed his PhD in art history and jurisprudence at the University of Sydney in 2009 and lectures at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW). He has been a selected entrant in prizes including the Mosman Art Prize, the Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship and the Brett Whitely Scholarship Exhibition and won the Noel Chettle Art Prize. He was a founding member of the Chaser Team, as cartoonist and illustrator.
Text courtesy This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein.
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