Kareem Rizk: Solo Show at Art Whino Gallery

Kareem Rizk: Solo Show at Art Whino Gallery

I will have 27 collage works on canvas in a solo show at Art Whino Gallery from May 1st. The show is titled ‘Trapped in Paradise’. Almost all of the work is brand new and is all handmade. The works range in size from 8 x 10″ all the way up to 30 x 30″. It will be the largest amount of works I’ve ever shown as well as the biggest pieces I’ve ever produced.

Running along side my solo show will be the ‘Global Politics’ group show (which I’m also participating in) and the AM Radio installation. The show will run till the end of May. Unfortunately I cannot attend the opening night due to the cost of airfares from Australia.

If your in the DC area during May be sure to drop by and check out the entire show – its going to huge!

Date: Friday May 1st
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Location: 173 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland USA

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Kareem Rizk

Born 1982, Melbourne, Australia. Collage and mixed media artist, illustrator and designer. Living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduate of Monash University with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (2004).

Since his shift of focus to fine art and illustration in 2006 and his pursuit of developing his style, Rizk has been cutting and pasting his way towards a unique and contemporary style of collage and mixed media art that has earned him international recognition, as well as continuous success working with numerous galleries, fine art publishers and creative companies all around the world.

Collecting mostly old magazines and books but also scraps from torn billboards and street posters, discarded tickets, postcards, brochures and catalogues, Rizk has been sorting through op shops, flea markets, garage sales and city streets around the world to find the images and ephemera that have found their way into his very nostalgic and weathered collage and mixed media works.

Working mediums include collage, acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Rizk’s works can often be vibrant with colour, while others display a very refined or minimal palette. Working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work began as an experiment in blurring the line between handmade collage and digital collage.

Other work includes freelance illustration, graphic design and fine art commissions for various clients including art buyers and collectors, editorial publications, galleries, universities, the boutique fashion industry and the music and entertainment industry.

Exhibitions include solo shows and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Vancouver, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, West Cork (Ireland), Stockholm, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. Rizk’s work has been published in numerous art magazines and books and his work is held in private collections worldwide.

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  1. Happy to read about Kareem Rizk Show , is there a chance to interview him for our Magazine Fann/ Art . We still very new -in our 4th Edtion.?
    Please do not publish our e-mail address.
    Thanking you in anticipation.

    We are in Oz Land/ Australia.

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