Moniker Art Fair (London)

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Moniker Art Fair

Now in it’s fifth year Moniker Art Fair has earned a reputation as one of the most exciting, international contemporary art fairs. It has grown significantly since 2010 both in terms of audience and relevance- the fair attracts more than 12,000 visitors over its four day duration.

Held during London’s busiest arts and culture week, Moniker Art Fair spotlight emerging and established talent, celebrating a generation of artists at the forefront of a unique contemporary art movement. The fair attracts some of the most talked about artists, galleries and collectors from the finer side of the street art movement and its related subcultures.

Garnering a reputation for the dedicated artist project spaces, and defying the typical constraints of the regular Art Fair format, Moniker Art Fair has become renowned for delivering a rich and varied programme of highly curated, experiential and immersive gallery spaces, live artwork, events, talks and workshops. Staying true to the artist’s vision, this expressive and immersive approach sets Moniker apart by offering partner galleries and artists more opportunity for experimentation.

Building on the foundations of four years experience and innovation, 2014 sees Moniker Art Fair continuing to co-host with London’s leading artist- led fair – The Other Art Fair – in what will again be a showcase of independent and established talent, forming the major satellite events of London’s Art Week when 60,000 visitors descend on the city to form an unparalleled international art audience.

External Link: Smithson Gallery at Moniker Art Fair

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.