Kareem Rizk – Affordable Art Fair: London, Battersea

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I’m excited to announce that I will be represented at the Affordable Art Fair: London, Battersea from 25th-28th October.

I’ll be represented by Smithson Gallery which is a new gallery that I’m working with based in London – owned and operated by Anna Smithson. I’ll be showing a total of 20 original artworks – including brand new works on wood panels and several handmade collages on paper.

External Link: Kareem Rizk – Affordable Art Fair: London, Battersea

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.

5 Responses

  1. Hi Kareem, it looks like this is going to be a brilliant event. Is it open to everyone or do people need to RSVP, or purchase a ticket?

  2. Hi Darren, this was a ticket event. All the info is on the AAF Battersea website. These events are held all over the world, year round. The next Affordable Art Fair to be held in England will be in Hampstead 1st-4th November followed by Bristol, 26th-28th April 2013: http://affordableartfair.com

  3. Thanks for letting me know. I hadn’t spotted the Buy Tickets links in the corners of the site. 🙁

  4. therese says:

    hi Kareem, I love you work and was wondering if there’s any were to buy originals in London?

  5. Hi Therese, thank you for your comment and query. Until 24th December I have several original works available at a pop-up shop in Bristol. Smithson Gallery (www.smithsongallery.co.uk) has set up the shop and they will also be representing me in London after the shop closes. Anna Smithson is my contact there (anna@smithsongallery.co.uk). Anna will be able to assist you with any queries. Otherwise feel free to can contact me directly (info@kareemrizk.com) and I can send you a PDF of all the original works I have available at the shop, plus further contact details.

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