Zuhair Hassib

1 07 2015

Very exciting work.

Zuhair Hassib is of Kurdish origin born in Hasaka, Syria and works as a full-time artist in Damascus. He graduated with a diploma in the arts and is a member of the Association of Fine Artists in Syria. His works are in the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Defense, the National Museum, The Opera House, Beirut, Dubai, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Paris, and several other countries around the world.





Rijksmuseum 1

1 07 2015

I hate museums. I thought that I would metaphorically rob a museum in Europe. I could have gone into one and stuck labels with my name on all the pieces there. Or I could have done this.

Hgallery Exhibit B Exhibit D Exhibit C





the German High Command demanded a certain type of woman…

1 07 2015

The German High Command demanded a certain type of woman.





Art 5

1 07 2015

There is so much reverential almost religious solemnity attached to ‘The Arts’, especially ‘institutional arts’, I thought I might take a little of the wind out of their trousers. I created a series of works about the ordinary “Art” and his/hers daily life, shopping, walking the dog, waiting for a bus, etc.

Art Goes Shopping for Fruit by David Halliday





Michael Shapcott

1 07 2015

Wonderful portraits. Michael Shapcott. They are mostly of children and children you’d expect to see “Charles Dickens'” London rather than at the local mall. I like them. They have a haunted look.





Kamil Vojnar

1 07 2015

There isn’t much information on Vojnar. His work has this wispy spiritual quality to it. Or maybe its just years of brown outs. I always find it strange to see how many artists who grew up behind the Iron Curtain have surreal work that deals in many ways in flight. Or escape. And the heavy religious images.

Kamil Vojnar was born in Moravia, Czechoslovakia, in 1962 in the middle of the Cold War. He studied at the School of Graphic Arts in Prague. After he completed his military service as a tank commander he immigrated to the United States. He finished his education at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and the Art Students League in New York.

For a period of 10 years he ran an image/design studio in New York, where he “created countless book and CD covers for a wide range of US-based and international clients.” His passion, however, was to be an artist and do his personal work. He found a quiet refuge in St. Remy de Provence in southern France.





Art 4

1 07 2015

There is so much reverential almost religious solemnity attached to ‘The Arts’, especially ‘institutional arts’, I thought I might take a little of the wind out of their trousers. I created a series of works about the ordinary “Art” and his/hers daily life, shopping, walking the dog, waiting for a bus, etc.

Art waiting for street car