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BIOGRAPHY Born 1982, Melbourne, Australia. Collage and mixed media artist, illustrator and designer. Living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Graduate of Monash University with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication (2004). Previously worked as a Graphic Designer at Melbourne’s #1 selling newspaper, The Herald Sun. Since his shift of focus to fine art and illustration in 2006 and his pursuit of developing his style, Rizk has been cutting and pasting his way towards a unique and contemporary style of collage and mixed media art that has earned him international recognition, as well as continuous success working with numerous galleries, fine art publishers and creative companies all around the world. Collecting mostly old magazines and books but also scraps from torn billboards and street posters, discarded tickets, postcards, brochures and catalogues, Rizk has been sorting through op shops, flea markets, garage sales and city streets around the world to find the images and ephemera that have found their way into his very nostalgic and weathered collage and mixed media works. Working mediums include collage, acrylic, oil pastel, pencil, solvent transfers and acrylic transfers. The work is highly textured and often multi-layered with a nostalgic and weathered quality. Rizk’s works can often be vibrant with colour, while others display a very refined or minimal palette. Working methods also extend to digital collage with a very gritty and realistic display of texture and layering. The digital work began as an experiment in blurring the line between handmade collage and digital collage. Other work includes freelance illustration, graphic design and fine art commissions for various clients including art buyers and collectors, editorial publications, galleries, universities, the boutique fashion industry and the music and entertainment industry. Exhibitions include solo shows and group shows in Melbourne, Sydney, Byron Bay, Brisbane, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC, Miami, Vancouver, London, Berlin, Copenhagen, West Cork (Ireland), Stockholm, Zurich, Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. Rizk's work has been published in numerous art magazines and books and his work is held in private collections worldwide.

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"I've enjoyed reading your artistic biographical info."
By Rebecca_Reeder, 12/19/2011 about
It's wonderful that you have been and will be in more shows around the world. I look forward to seeing more of your work! I definitely like the layering effect that I see on your three numbered bird pieces. - -Rebecca
"Hi Kareem"
By andyart100, 8/9/2010 about
I run a publishing business in the UK with some major retail clients. I love your work and would like to talk to you about representation in the UK and US. Please could you email me : andy@avalonart.com
By andyhowell, 11/15/2009 about
I'm feeling that. Amazing work, the collage of images, hauntingly antique, but I get the feeling they are happening right now. Cyclone Aftermath is one of my favorites!
By KareemRizk, 10/30/2009 about
Thanks for the comments and support!
By KareemRizk, 8/5/2009 about
Thanks Rebecca!
By KareemRizk, 8/4/2009 about
thanks dale!
By dmboyce, 8/4/2009 about
you have some great skateboards
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