Date: May 15 - June 23, 2013
Time: 10 AM - 10 PM
Venue: Building 18, Katara Cultural Village
Portrait Artist Harding Meyer was borne in Porto Alegre/Brazil in 1964. In 1987, he started his studies at Karlsruhe Art Academy. For the last 15 years he has participated in several international art exhibitions and art fairs receiving great critical acclaim, and also enjoying commercial success, with his works being coveted by art collectors and art lovers.
Katara Cultural Village Foundation is presenting an exhibition with 13 large sized Portraits by Harding Meyer. Portrait Paintings are the artists’ trademark. The Katara Curatorial team has selected the artist to exhibit his work at the Cultural Village Foundation Art Galleries, and to be an artist in residence at the Katara Art Studios, where he will be directing portrait painting workshops with artists based in Qatar, and engaging with Qatari artists.
Harding Meyer’s work is extremely engaging and draws the spectator into its subject’s faces and lives through the eyes. It is said that the eyes are the windows to the soul; this popular saying is very well illustrated in the artist’s work. When first admiring one of Harding’s paintings the first thing the spectator realizes are the eyes and how deep they manage to involve us in a matter of seconds.
The subjects selected for the portrait paintings might be chosen at random, or on a very informal manner, but the depiction of the subjects is always very focused and intimate, Harding Meyer paints them Eye to Eye and manages to captivate and glimpse into the soul of every subject he paints.
Today, Harding Meyer lives and works near Karlsruhe, Germany.
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