Falcon, collage on paper, 2009, 11 x 14 in.
No. 81, mixed media on canvas, 2010, 8 x 10 in.
Roxanne IV, mixed media on canvas, 2010, 20 x 24 in.
Corona No. 2, mixed media on canvas, 2010, 20 x 24 in.
Fashion 2, mixed media on canvas, 2009, 30 x 30 in.
Fiat No. 4, collage on paper, 2009, 10 x 10 in.
Tinsel Town Trash, mixed media on canvas, 2009, 20 x 24 in.
Television, collage on paper, 2009, 10 x 10 in.
Fairlane, collage on paper, 2010, 11 x 14 in.
Born in Australia in 1982, Kareem Rizk is a Melbourne-based collage artist, illustrator and designer who graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor in Visual Communication. During the course, Rizk developed an appreciation for collage and explored a diverse array of mixed media techniques and mediums.
After graduating, Rizk’s creative interests began to turn to fine art and illustration, particularly mixed media collage. While working as a Graphic Designer at Melbourne’s No.1 selling newspaper, The Herald Sun, his interest in collage continued to develop and by 2006 it became a focus of his endeavours.
Since his shift of focus to fine art and illustration in 2006 and his pursuit of developing his style, Rizk has earned international recognition and has been noted as one of the contemporary masters of collage, as well as one of the premier mixed media artists working today.
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.