‘Off The Hook III’ – Phone Booth Gallery

Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “Off the Hook III,” an open-themed exhibition featuring over 40 artworks by more than 20 diverse artists.
This is the third annual open-themed group exhibition featuring many of Phone Booth Gallery’s principal artists which channels the inventive, renegade, and reflective energy that makes Phone Booth Gallery distinct. Smartly crafted and inquisitive, the work in the exhibition ranges from pen and ink to painting and collage, but a unifying, voracious interest in the iconic potential of images is what ties the exhibition together.

The reception will be held at the atmospheric Fix in Echo Park, on April 3, and continues through April 30, 2010 from 7-10pm. Fix is located at 2100 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026.

For more info please visit Phone Booth Gallery.

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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