• Celebrating Stacy Siegel: A Triumph of Artistic Expression at the Florida State Fair

    At Hanson Art & Design, we are privileged to witness the growth and evolution of many talented artists. Today, we are thrilled to celebrate o...
  • Sarah Al Agroobi: A Pioneering Artist from the United Arab Emirates

    Sarah Alagroobi is an artist exploring the themes of whitewashing, cultural erasure, identity, displacement and Otherness in her work. Her multidisciplinary practice encompasses painting, print-based/time-based media, and poetry. Sarah's work is characterized by a process of layer build-up and removal, revealing the vibrant colors of previous layers and creating an almost psychedelic effect. Her background is in graphic design, and she holds a Masters in Painting from the Royal College of Art. Based in Abu Dhabi, Sarah's work reflects her personal and collective experiences and explores the themes of place, identity, borders, and a sense of belonging.
  • Samia Halaby: A Pioneering Artist and Icon of Contemporary Art

    Samia Halaby: A Trailblazer in Contemporary Art

    Samia Halaby is a pioneering artist and activist who has made a significant impact on the contemporary art world. Born in Jerusalem in 1936, Halaby has spent her career pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms and using her work to address important social and political issues.

    Halaby is best known for her abstract paintings, which are characterized by their bold use of color, dynamic compositions, and expressive brushwork. She was one of the first Arab artists to work in this style, and her paintings helped to blaze a trail for other artists from the Middle East and North Africa.

    Throughout her career, Halaby has been dedicated to using her art as a platform for political activism. She has used her paintings to address a range of issues, from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the broader struggles for social justice and equality around the world. Her work is not only visually stunning, but also deeply thought-provoking, challenging viewers to think critically about the world around them.

    In addition to her artistic achievements, Halaby has also been an important voice in the art community, advocating for greater representation of artists from marginalized communities and working to promote greater understanding and cultural exchange between different nations and cultures.

    Today, Halaby's work continues to inspire and challenge audiences around the world, and her legacy as a trailblazer in the world of contemporary art is secure. Her innovative approach to painting and her unwavering commitment to social justice will continue to inspire future generations of artists for years to come.

  • Gerhard Richter: An Innovative Artist and Master of Abstraction

    Gerhard Richter: A Pioneer of Contemporary Art

    Gerhard Richter is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and a pioneer of contemporary art. Born in 1932 in Germany, Richter has spent his career pushing the boundaries of traditional art forms and exploring new ways to express himself and his ideas. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest living artists, and his work continues to inspire and challenge audiences around the world.

    Richter's art is diverse and multifaceted, encompassing a range of styles and techniques. He is best known for his abstract works, which are characterized by their intense, layered brushwork and intense use of color. He is also a master of photorealism, using photographs as the starting point for his paintings to create powerful and thought-provoking works that question the nature of representation and reality.

    Throughout his career, Richter has been at the forefront of artistic experimentation and innovation. He has used a wide range of materials and techniques to create his art, from oil paint to photographic transfers, and has always sought to push the boundaries of what is possible in art. He is known for his highly original and inventive approach to painting, which has influenced countless artists and has helped to shape the contemporary art world as we know it today.

    Despite his immense artistic talent, Richter has remained humble and unassuming, and continues to push himself to create new and exciting works. He is a true master of his craft, and his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of artists for years to come.