Cut & Paste @ Galleri KG52

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Cut & Paste: International Exhibition of Contemporary Collage and Assemblage @ Galleri KG52 – Stockholm, Sweden

Participating artists: Sophie McInerney Australia Jan Stenmark Sweden Px(c) Canada Sandra Mueller Germany Eva von Platen Germany Eva Eun-Sil Han Belgium Christer Themptander Sweden Piotr Golonka Poland Richard Russell USA Igor Skaletsky Russia Mia Mäkilä Sweden Kareem Rizk Australia Edvard Derkert Sweden Maria Bajt Sweden Woefoep Netherlands Randy Mora Columbia Vesna Pesic Serbia Liz Cohn USA Kate Stehr Australia Gamze Özer Turkey Fred Free 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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