First exhibition in London in over 10 years! 'Mind the gap' opening - 1st March

mind the gap ali tareen art exhibiton

‘Please mind the gap’/Ali Tareen (UK)

MA-Wah Gallery,

200A Chingford Mount Rd, London E4 8JR, UK

When you hear or see the term “mind the gap,” you are likely to correlate it with the London Underground’s audible and visual warning to passengers of crossing the spatial gap between the platform and the train carriage. The phrase was coined around 1968 and introduced in London Underground stations in 1969. Around the same time, the Race Relations Act in October 1968 was also introduced into Parliament. This was ‘an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom making it illegal to refuse housing, employment, or public services to a person on the grounds of colour, race, ethnic or national origins.’

With the current state of the UK on the verge of leaving the European Union (a referendum in 2016 which was based on fake news, propaganda and a lack of information, mostly targeting against immigrants and asylum seekers). The decision to leave the E.U. on March 29, 2019, has divided the UK into two groups; the Brexiters and the Remainers. According to the Home Office in October 2018, hate crime has increased by more than double in the last five years with no sign of it being reduced. With Brexit looming over us, this is a crucial time to create a dialogue to try to prevent any further tensions.

‘Please mind the gap’ is mixed media exhibition by art works of London born artist, Ali Tareen, exploring nationalistic themes of division and race. This is the first exhibition in over 10 years that Tareen is exhibiting in London and the final exhibition at Ma-Wah Gallery. He was born in East London and obtained a BA (Hons) at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, graduating with a First Class Certificate. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Czechia, the UK and Spain and his works are in private collections across, the UK, Europe, the USA, Russia and Australia.

The exhibition opening starts from 6pm on 1st March and runs until 8th March

https://www.ma-wah.co.uk/

https://www.alitareen.com/

 

new exhibition! 'A modern love' @ Galerie Lajka (08-30 July)

A modern love

 

Galerie Lajka,

U akademie 11
Praha 7 - Bubeneč

 

Cesky

Vernisáž: 08.07.2015 - 18 h (08.30. July)

 

‘Moderní láska’ je soubor děl anglického umělce Ali Tareena, který tvoří v Praze. V této kolekci odkrýva boj o moc v mezilidských vztazích i mezi sebou samými. Pohrává si se střípky svých zkušeností, barvami a tvary, které se derou z jeho pdvědomí.

 Anglický filozof Bertram Russell tvrdil, že moc je základním prvkem každého mezilidského vztahu ve smyslu proudění energie, která se přemění ve fyzično. Moc je základ každého vztahu, kde ego otevírá nové hranice u submisivního jedince, kterého ovládne či u dominantního, který převezme kontrolu. Je možné mít smysluplný vztah s někým, nad kým nemáme žádnou moc nebo od nad námi? Jak a proč nás moc kazí?

Výstava představí malby a kresby, které vyobrazují širokým spektrem vrstev barev a tahů ojedinělé momenty, jak doslovně tak i metaforicky. V mnoha dílech jednoduché kontury vytvářejí kontrast už tak k expresivním prvkům. Použitím výrazných tahů Tareen vyjadřuje napětí k odhalení myšlenek ukrytých v nejhlubších zákoutí mysli.

Ali Tareen žije a pracuje v Praze. Vystudoval univerzitu Central Saint Martins, obor Umění a design, v Londýně. Jeho práce byly vystavovány v různých zemích, v rodné Anglii, České republice i Španělsku. V poslední době v České republice měl výstavu v Praze s názvem ‘Polidicks‘, kurátorovanou Dr. Eggem, a ‘Whispers from my heart‘ v Mariánských Lázních. Jeho poslední skupinová výstava, ‘Wrecks of hope‘, kurátorována Simonem Hollingtonem a Andrewem Marshem, se konala ve dvou prostrech v Hertfordshiru, ve Velké Británii.

Tareen tvoří v Praze v Karlin Studios.

 

english

Private view: 08.07.2015 - 18 h (08.30. July)

 

A modern love is a collection of work by English artist, Ali Tareen. A modern love explores power struggles in various relationships (with another person or with themselves) and playing with moments of various encounters between memory, colours and lines that rose from subconscious decisions.

The English philosopher Bertram Russell argued that power is the fundamental ‘stuff’ of human relationships in the way that energy is in alliance to physics.  Power is at the heart of every relationship and where the ego opens up new boundaries for submissive occupation or play the dominate role taking over the person or thing. Is it impossible to have a meaningful relationship with someone without having some power over that person, and he or she must also have some power over you? How and why can power corrupt us?


The exhibition features paintings and drawings that portray different individual moments, juxtaposed with a spectrum of layered colours and lines both materially and metaphorically. In a number of works, simple lines are formed to bounce off the background creating contrasting, expressive gestures. Using drawn characters, Tareen investigates  tension as a means for uncovering moments from the deepest corners of his mind.

Ali Tareen lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. He obtained his degree from the Central Saint Martins, London. Tareen’s work has been exhibited in numerous countries, England, Czech Republic and Spain. His last solo exhibitions in Czech Republic, Polidicks(2015) curated by Dr.Egg and Whispers from my heart(2014) were shown in Prague and Marianske Lazne. His most recent group show, Wrecks of hope(2013) curated by Simon Hollington and Andrew Marsh, took place in two separate spaces in Hertfordshire, UK.

 

Tareen is based in Prague and works at Karlin Studios.

 

For more information

alitareengallery@aol.com

www.alitareen.com

info@cafelajka.cz

http://www.cafelajka.cz/

 


 

Photos from the 'Whispers from my heart'/ Pecha Kucha night!

ali-tareen at pecha kucha night, czechia

Here are the photos from the 'Whispers from my heart' / Pecha Kucha volume 3 night at  Ferdinandův pramen Mariánské Lázně.

I gave a speech to a warm crowd which quite strangely felt natural and smooth (considering that I used to be an introvert and dread talking in front of other people)

Guest speakers then spoke in the traditional Pecha Kucha form. Every guest had to speak in
20 seconds, using 20 slides.  The guest speakers were; Jitka Marelova, Atelier Vltava s.r.o. - architektonický atelier, Martina Singerová, Katarína Thótová, Markéta Jáchimová, Alžběta Jungrová, Mark Juszczak, Luboš Klabík, Martin Matoušek, Michael Tomalik and Adam Gebrian.

The speakers had all different backgrounds, ranging from photography, product design, architecture, painting, space colonization strategist and jewellery.

The after party swung in full force afterwards with Dj Johana providing music.

Finally a big thank you to Vojtěch Franta for making this happen.

All photos were taken by Lucie Pumprová.

Enjoy!

photos - Lucie Pumprová (c)2014

New solo exhibition, 'Whispers from my heart', 19.09.14

New solo exhibition - 'Whispers from my heart' with Pecha Kucha 20 x 20 presentations.

Opening 19.09.14 from 7pm at Ferdinandka, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic

English Ali Tareen a visual artist from London, UK is going to exhibit a collection of mixed media paintings ‘Whispers from my heart’ at Pavilion Ferdinandova pramene in Mariánské Lázně. The exhibition investigates the notion based on power struggles in relationships between humans in the fast replacement and the fast information age.  Did our great grand parents have a happier life with other people compared to us? Why are there more divorces than ever before? How has the fast information age affected our relationships?  The age of the replacement can easily be spotted in Today’s world throughout society. If something gets broken, instead of people trying to fix the problem, it often tends to replaced. If we look at things such as machines, clothes, labour, it has become the ‘norm’ to substitute it if we become dissatisfied with it. For this series, Tareen x-rayed his own experiences of intimacy and openly confesses in mixed media drawings. Each work transports you to various parts of the artist’s mind and unleashes memories that were running riot.  Tareen is a visual artist who has been living in Prague, The Czech Republic for over 5 years. He trained at Central Saint Martins, London, UK and currently works at Karlin Studios in Prague   Czech   Ali Tareen, výtvarník z Londýna, chystá výstavu sve sbírky obrazů " Š epot mého srdce" v pavilonu Ferdinandova pramene v Mariánských Lázních.     Výstava zkoumá teorii založenou na mocenských bojích v mezilidských vztazích v dnešní zrychlené době a v době snadné náhrady.    Ali Tareen je výtvarný umělec, který žije v Praze více než 5 let. Studoval na univerzitě Central Saint Martins v Londýně. V současné době vytváří v Karlin Studios v Praze.    Měli naši prarodiče lepší vztahy s ostatními lidmi ve srovnání s námi? Proč je více rozvodů než v minulosti? Jak současná zrychlená doba ovliv ň uje naše vztahy?     Současná práce Ali Tareena se zabývá snadnou náhradou. Nyni lze snadno nahradit vše. A vidíme to v celé společnosti. Rozbije-li se něco, místo toho, abychom se to snažili spravit, radeji to vyměňíme za nové. Podíváme-li se na věci, jako jsou stroje, oblečení, stalo se "normou" nahradit vše, co už nás neuspokojuje. V této sbírce, Tareen promítá vlastní zkušenosti intimity a otevřeně se zpovídá ve svých kresbách. Každá práce vás přenese do odlišné části umělcovy mysli a odkazuje na neutichající vzpomínky.    http://www.svihak.net/    https://www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaML?fref=nf    https://www.facebook.com/kulturniozdraveni?fref=ts     http://www.alitareen.com/

English
Ali Tareen a visual artist from London, UK is going to exhibit a collection of mixed media paintings ‘Whispers from my heart’ at Pavilion Ferdinandova pramene in Mariánské Lázně. The exhibition investigates the notion based on power struggles in relationships between humans in the fast replacement and the fast information age.

Did our great grand parents have a happier life with other people compared to us? Why are there more divorces than ever before? How has the fast information age affected our relationships?

The age of the replacement can easily be spotted in Today’s world throughout society. If something gets broken, instead of people trying to fix the problem, it often tends to replaced. If we look at things such as machines, clothes, labour, it has become the ‘norm’ to substitute it if we become dissatisfied with it. For this series, Tareen x-rayed his own experiences of intimacy and openly confesses in mixed media drawings. Each work transports you to various parts of the artist’s mind and unleashes memories that were running riot.

Tareen is a visual artist who has been living in Prague, The Czech Republic for over 5 years. He trained at Central Saint Martins, London, UK and currently works at Karlin Studios in Prague


Czech

Ali Tareen, výtvarník z Londýna, chystá výstavu sve sbírky obrazů "Šepot mého srdce" v pavilonu Ferdinandova pramene v Mariánských Lázních.

Výstava zkoumá teorii založenou na mocenských bojích v mezilidských vztazích v dnešní zrychlené době a v době snadné náhrady.

Ali Tareen je výtvarný umělec, který žije v Praze více než 5 let. Studoval na univerzitě Central Saint Martins v Londýně. V současné době vytváří v Karlin Studios v Praze.

Měli naši prarodiče lepší vztahy s ostatními lidmi ve srovnání s námi? Proč je více rozvodů než v minulosti? Jak současná zrychlená doba ovlivňuje naše vztahy?

Současná práce Ali Tareena se zabývá snadnou náhradou. Nyni lze snadno nahradit vše. A vidíme to v celé společnosti. Rozbije-li se něco, místo toho, abychom se to snažili spravit, radeji to vyměňíme za nové. Podíváme-li se na věci, jako jsou stroje, oblečení, stalo se "normou" nahradit vše, co už nás neuspokojuje. V této sbírce, Tareen promítá vlastní zkušenosti intimity a otevřeně se zpovídá ve svých kresbách. Každá práce vás přenese do odlišné části umělcovy mysli a odkazuje na neutichající vzpomínky.

http://www.svihak.net/

https://www.facebook.com/PechaKuchaML?fref=nf

https://www.facebook.com/kulturniozdraveni?fref=ts

http://www.alitareen.com/

Thoola's 'Heart Loss' music video shoot at Karlin studios!

As a big music fan, I have always wanted to mix music with visual art. The opportunity came recently when some of the members of Czech based band, Thoola saw some of my work and wanted to shoot a video in my studio. I really like their music and was great to collaborate with them in terms of working with my visuals and their music. Here are some behind the scenes of making the video. The video for 'Heart Loss' is coming soon...!

www.thoolamusic.com
 

'Sweet Dreams' Wunderman commission

This is a project I was working on recently. I was approached and commissioned by agency, Wunderman, Prague to make one off pieces on 1 litre wine bottles with the concept ‘Sweet Dreams’ for a Christmas gift to their clients. The concept was to give every single bottle a personal feeling, with every bottle having its own character and mood. The method chosen was to spray paint for a landscape dream effect. The catch was that I had to make over 750 landscape one-off originals onto bottles within a month. It was arduous and challenging, but loved every moment of it. A big thank you to Zuzana Kubisova and the team at Wunderman!

Here are some photos of this project. :)

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video of this project to follow shortly !