Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1982, Kareem Rizk is a collage artist, illustrator and designer, currently living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark. Rizk graduated from Monash University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication. During this education 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 in Melbourne his interest in collage continued to develop and by 2006 it became a focus of his endeavours. 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.
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