Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Peace by Piece

In this show, I will be showing two pieces that I have been working on over the last month. It is a sneek-peek of my solo show I will be having hopefully very soon. 

"Peace by Piece" a mosaic and collage exhibition

@ Open The Gate, 33-35 Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston. N16 8BJ. August 26th, '10. 5pm Onwards

*ceramic, paper, collage, acrylic, mixed media. A crafty mix of personalities, technics and messages*

- Dionne Ible : african mosaics artwork >>> http://qemamumosaics.com
- Daniel Tuffour : torn paper, collage and movement-
Kareem Buchannon : common images made out of flyers, leaflets etc

“The first bit of the process is to outline the flag I’m going to do on a polyboard, at the moment I’m working with A2 boards. Once this is done then I will go searching for the right colours, the perfect blend is what I’m always looking for. Then comes the cutting and pasting, which is the hard and tedious part. A good podcast or a new album usually helps at this stage. After this is complete then I will finish the collage with an acrylic gel and move on to the next one. I‘m not emotionally attached to my work!”"

The exhibition "Peace by Piece" will start on Thursday 26th August and end on Wednesday 15th September.

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Kareem Buchannon presents... Papier Collé

First Solo Exhibition... Papier Collé

9th September - 14th October 2010,

@ St Vitus. Gallery (Prague)

6 Kingsland Road,
E8 8DA.

Kareem Buchannon present's... Papier Collé

The writer and humorist Mark Twain once said, "one doesn't really understand the power and importance of their nations flag until they see it abroad", with that in mind, using recycled papers and old nightclub flyers, through the mediums of an uncountable and nearly toxic amount UHU, polyboards and acrylic gel, I have set about to create 5 unique collages that I hope will stimulate the eye and touch whoever feels represented by them.

Collage Visuals

Outlines for flag of Colombia (top)
Close up, flag of Cuba
Working on white border for flag of Japan
Incomplete flag of Sweden (bottom)