PM ARTIST: HELMUT KRACKIE
I came up with the idea of using tape as a way to draw while in art school, at first using spray paint with masking tape, and then found that the spray paint was not expressive enough and switched to acrylic paint brushed on. By manipulating the tape showing stress, strength and fluidity in the lines I see an endless supply of ideas ahead of me.
PM ARTIST: GABRIEL GLID
The art of Gabriel Glid is intriguing and awakens our intellectual curiosity. I would define Glid’s process of creating a piece of art as construction of meaning. This process of construing the meaning is so cogitative and precise, that no formal element can completely abstract it. It remains present as a quality for itself, lingers over the form that is subjected to it and creates tension that insists on understanding the message.
PM ARTIST: FADI CHAMAA
Seeking a global Arabic artistic language that springs from spontaneous expression and shared collective, interplay of personal/universal psyche and cultural specificity. Lived and worked in 8 Arab cities to date: Beirut, Damascus, Cairo, Monama, Khobar, Riyadh, Doha and Casablanca.
FEBRUARY INTERNATIONAL ART EVENTS
PALM SPRINGS FINE ART FAIR: FEB 11-14
The fifth annual Palm Springs Fine Art Fair returns to an eager audience. PSFAF is strategically scheduled over the extended President’s Day Weekend coinciding with Palm Springs Modernism Week at the height of the Coachella Valley’s season. The PSFAF and Modernism Week turn the Desert into a cultural mecca over this weekend, attracting over 14,000 acquisition oriented art lovers to the Fair in 2015. The City of Palm Springs announced in 2015, that this President’s Day weekend set a record as the largest number tourists visiting in its history. The results were stunning at PSFAF, with hundreds of art works finding new homes and robust art sales recorded by a majority of the 66 exhibiting galleries.
ART ROTTERDAM WEEK: FEB 10-14
Rotterdam is bubbling with art during Rotterdam Art Week. In the second week of February, the entire city of Rotterdam is a celebration of culture and contemporary art. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of art fairs, local street fairs, pop-up shows, open studios and special museum exhibitions.
MADRID, JUSTMAD 7: FEB 23-28
JustMAD’s seventh edition and its goal is to stay strong in supporting emergent galleries and alternative spaces in Spain and abroad. We are tailoring an exhibiting proposal that offers an aesthetic and intellectual challenge and yet designed to be fun. JustMad 2016 is conceived with a solid aspiration to attract new audiences and collectors that we can share our passion for contemporary art with.