Saturday, 1 December 2018

The next artist is.............................


Hi everyone.

I hope you won’t mind the change of tone with the artist I have chosen !

I particularly like graphic art and portraiture, both of which feature heavily in street art. I have a few favourite street artists and I thought it would give us something different to look at.

 My first thought was to choose the artist known as Swoon. I love her work but I thought it might be too limiting as she most often creates black and white portraits. Next I thought of Alby Guillaume – there would be loads to inspire everyone from his work. But in the end I have settled on Shamsia Hassani – a graffiti artist, (amongst other things) from Kabul. I love that she is a strong and independent woman,  her reasons for making the art she does and the stories she wants to tell the world about women in Afghanistan. There is a short video you can watch to learn a bit more about her work here:

Hope you enjoy finding out about her and her work.


Claire
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9 comments:

  1. I like your choice. Going to be very interesting.

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  2. Looking forward to this new challenge!

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  3. What a great choise, Claire. Hope I can make despite the the packing and moving.

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    1. Sending you lots of love and luck for your move. X

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  4. I hope that we can send her images of the pieces we create - I'm sure she'd be chuffed!

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    1. Super plan, Dianne, I hope she will.

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    2. What a fantastic idea. I will try and find out how to reach her. I'll keep you posted.

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  5. Great idea Claire - I'm up for this.

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