December 12, 2013
"Art is my way of expressing my concepts & perspectives in life. Life is full of images; through my art I try to capture the essence of those images on canvas. Abstract is my keyword. Nature is my inspiration. Mind, shapes, and imaginations are my basic elements. My digital art explores the magic of our heritage in a new contemporary vision & give 'rebirth' to old & traditional icons; with the genuine use of colors, calligraphy, icons, & patterns. Through my artwork I try to bring to life the beauty of old times, the depth of memorable images in a modern unique vision. Thus text & calligraphy are features that I use. The strong impact of words merged with the patterns make the piece of art a true illustration of my perspectives.
All is one & one is all… Observing different elements & shapes in nature my minds start to work. My imagination starts to see manifestation beyond what we normally see; the invisible in the visible. I capture these manifestations, reduce them to their basic forms, blend them again creating something completely new full of life and movement. Creating an original piece of art that combines the essence of an idea & the emotion of my inner consciousness. The result is originality, something you have never seen before. Each one experiences these new illustrations depending on his imagination, beliefs, & perspective in life. And that's the beauty of Abstract art.
Being different is thinking different. In my artwork everything is possible. Any color is allowed. All shapes, forms & colors can be mixed together. In Art a fish doesn't have to be in the sea. Everything I observe or experience in life inspires me; everyday small details, everything surrounding us, time, heritage, and memories. I hope to make people see things that their eyes usually don't see; showing them images of what they feel. I wish to deliver my perceptions to the world; and Art is my way. Hoping that people start to feel the essence of things, only then they will see their own images in life."http://hossamdirar.com
by Slim Cognito
December 12, 2013
December 14th – January 18th
Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns. Ever present in our everyday lives, each component forces the individual to honestly examine their own potential for lust, gluttony, greed and aggression while we contemplate the risk and cost of experiencing them fully. This forces us to ask whether we seek the orgasm, the high, wealth, or violence, or whether we simply want to experience the actions and reactions surrounding them. Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns are all controversial topics precisely because they trigger visceral emotional responses and Gauntlet Gallery is proud to present such a stimulating and thought provoking show.
The show will feature works by Alec Huxley, Famous When Dead, Ben Clarke, Brianna Angelakis, Claudia Bicen, DYoungV, Desiree Chung, Edith LeBeau, Gina Kiel, Giulio Rossi, Helen Bayly, Helice Wence, Jason John, Jeff Ramirez, Jenny Liz Rome, Johannah O'Donnell, John Wentz, Jonathan Bergeron, Juuri, Kellen Breen, Keith Rein, Lisa Pisa, Nick Flatt, Ransom & Mitchell, Robert Bowen, Ryan Milner, Ruben Ireland, Serge Gay Jr., Syd Bee, Wednesday Kirwan, Xiau-Fong Wee, Lauren YoungSmith and William Arvin.Gauntlet Gallery Presents Their One Year Anniversary Show: Sex, Drugs, Money & Guns December 14th – January 18th Gauntlet Gallery 1040 Larkin St. San Francisco 94109 Phone: 415.590.2303 http://www.gauntletgallery.com http://www.gauntletgallery.com