Classic Blue

Classic Blue

Classic Blue for 2020 Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Classic Blue, 19-4052 it is, the chosen Pantone Color of the year 2020.  It is considered an all time favorite and it is a versatile one as well. According to pantone, this classic favorite is meant to give a... Continue Reading
Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe Here’s Something for the Holidays So we are yet again close to a wonderful time of the year, Christmas. Apart from the religious aspect there is a lot of tradition mingled with the celebration of Christ’s birth. Nowadays... Continue Reading
Living Coral

Living Coral

The Orange Hue which is the New Black: Living Coral. Neleisha Weerasinghe enlightens us on this exciting new color. Yes you heard it, orange hues are in vogue again, and just like turquoise or teal this orange hue is at home with fashion, your living room, make up and... Continue Reading
Art Making and Motherhood

Art Making and Motherhood

A Career in Art Making and Motherhood, Do you really have to choose? A blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. For a long time there have been questions on working mothers and childcare. Are they good enough at doing both? Do the children get neglected? There is also this... Continue Reading
Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs by Neleisha Weerasinghe When it comes to Easter one of the first things that come to mind is the Easter egg. These colorful eggs are not only sometimes made edible but are steeped in history and cultural significance. Did you know that the tradition of... Continue Reading
Pareidolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia, a blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Inanimate Objects Taking a Life of their Own Have you ever seen faces or animals on walls or even on inanimate objects? Do you have creative ideas popping off the walls? People tend to see faces a lot because we are... Continue Reading
A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics by Thomas Boldt. Acrylic paint was first invented at the turn of the 20th century and has gone on to become one of the most popular and widely-used paints of all time. Renowned for both the quality of its color and its flexible nature,... Continue Reading
Honoring the Year of Zayed

Honoring the Year of Zayed

Read about our recently completed Ramadan project Honoring the Year of Zayed. The Mosaic art form has a surprisingly long history, dating back to at least 3000 BC in the ancient days of Mesopotamia. Carefully and painstakingly constructed out of hundreds or thousands... Continue Reading
Good Grief It’s Graffiti!

Good Grief It’s Graffiti!

Thomas Boldt writes Good Grief It’s Graffiti! a blog post about the Peanuts Global Art Collective and the public art project. The Great Pumpkin might not be able to make it around the world on a single Halloween night, but this spring will see Peanuts characters... Continue Reading
What is Lucida?

What is Lucida?

What is Lucida? Read on to know what Thomas Boldt has to say about the new scanner by Factum Arte. Spread throughout cultural hubs in Europe, a team of artists and conservators have been working on something big. Perhaps it is better defined as something extremely... Continue Reading
Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition

Breaking Tradition is a blog post by Ana Brdar on how the Obama portraits broke with tradition. On February 12th, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, two works of art that have since provoked a strong reaction among art... Continue Reading
ArtPrize gets Political

ArtPrize gets Political

Thomas Boldt shares his views on ArtPrize. The world of juried art competitions is always subject to its own inner turmoil, but one of the more unusual prizes has taken on an uncharacteristically political tone this year. ArtPrize is a public art showing and... Continue Reading
An Art Escape

An Art Escape

It’s the beginning of the year and your New Year’s resolutions are still fresh. The holidays are over and work is getting busy with new projects, new clients and maybe even new colleagues. The pressure is mounting and you’ll be seeking avenues to unwind.  How... Continue Reading
The Art of Recycling

The Art of Recycling

THE ART OF RECYCLING with Mariska Nell. About Mariska Nell Mariska Nell is the artist and Interior Designer behind Design By Mariska. As an artist, Mariska’s work focuses on combining art and recycled materials to create something beautiful. Where some see empty soda... Continue Reading
Art and Neuroscience

Art and Neuroscience

Thomas Boldt writes about Art and Neuroscience – Meet the PEMs newest member. In the midst of an increasingly overflowing media landscape, museums and galleries around the world have been exploring new ways to entice visitors (and patrons) no matter which side... Continue Reading
Artist Profile: Anila Agha

Artist Profile: Anila Agha

Artist Profile: Anila Agha by Thomas Boldt The internet has an incredible power to remove boundaries in a number of areas of life, and few people know this better than Pakistani-American artist Anila Agha. Originally born in Lahore, Pakistan but finishing her art... Continue Reading
The Art of Rayonism

The Art of Rayonism

Ana Brdar writes about Natalia Goncharova and The Art of Rayonism. One of the most prominent painters to come out of Russia in the first half of the 20th century, Natalia Goncharova and her groundbreaking style redefined the path of contemporary and abstract art in... Continue Reading
The SprayPrinter

The SprayPrinter

Check out what Thomas Boldt has to say about the The SprayPrinter. Most of the hype in the world of printing lately seems to be focused around 3D printing. While it can be used in some fascinating ways by sculptors and installation artists, artists who work in... Continue Reading
Copyrighting your Art

Copyrighting your Art

Read recommendations by Thomas Boldt on Copyrighting your Art. As mentioned in my previous post, the internet is an incredible, wondrous thing that has completely revolutionized the way the world works. It’s possible to speak to people half a world away... Continue Reading
Watermarking Your Images

Watermarking Your Images

Thomas Boldt on Watermarking Images for websites. The Internet is a truly incredible place, where almost any kind of data imaginable is easily accessible with only a few minutes of your time. Usually this is a great help to the world at large, but when you’re an... Continue Reading
The Queen of Hearts

The Queen of Hearts

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS by Amy Polling is the latest piece of work from this accomplished artist available in our gallery. The artist has for many years been reading the poetry of Kahlil Gibran and his words on LOVE have always been one of her favourite pieces. Finding... Continue Reading
World Handshake Day

World Handshake Day

I hadn’t heard of the beautiful concept of World Handshake Day till Kobo artist, Werner Szendi introduced me to it. The original idea took shape  in Ivan Župa’s mind when as a child, an old man once said to him: “My son, place your hand here in the... Continue Reading
The Artist is Not Famous

The Artist is Not Famous

‘THE ARTIST IS NOT FAMOUS’, I hear that a lot as a reason not to buy a painting, that is if you can even consider it a reason! Being in the business and all that, I come across a lot of people who ask about the artist, the person behind the painting, and... Continue Reading
3D Wall Art

3D Wall Art

Manisha Andrade, artist on Kobo Art has studied the process of creating 3D Wall Art in India. The unique and creative designs of these works are all original paintings, each piece specifically designed by the artist. Working with ceramic powder and sometimes clay... Continue Reading
Leaf Cuttings by Omid Asadi

Leaf Cuttings by Omid Asadi

The delicate Leaf Cuttings by Omid  Asadi are a fascinating form of art. The artist creates his work using carving and cutting techniques on actual fallen leaves using a craft knife and a needle. Unlike paper cutting each part requires a certain pressure to cut and a... Continue Reading
Alfiya Looks Through A Window

Alfiya Looks Through A Window

Alfiya Looks Through A Window takes us on a pictorial journey of the vision the artist had in creating her painting and she shares with us her thoughts and inspiration for Through A Window.”As cliché  as it sounds, my ultimate dream would be to visit the Eiffel... Continue Reading
MENA Art Award

MENA Art Award

This is the second year of the MENA Art Award by international law firm Clyde & Co and forms a part their global corporate responsibility programme supporting local communities and organizations. Introduced last year to encourage emerging talent from across the... Continue Reading

Kobo Art Birthday Sale

A gift for you, the Kobo Art Birthday Sale! We’re celebrating 3 years and who better to celebrate with than our clients and supporters so we’re offering you a discount on ALL work on the website. The more you buy the less you pay! Happy Birthday to us and... Continue Reading
World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai

We’re super excited to be a part of the inaugural public art fair, World Art Dubai that will play host to several galleries from across the globe and will include paintings, sculptures, photography, performances, installations and a lot more! This first ever... Continue Reading
ING Creative Conference

ING Creative Conference

The upcoming ING Creative Conference to be held at the Knowledge Village Conference Centre on March 27 and 28, 2015 will host a line-up of top international creatives. Bringing together creative minds, the conference looks to generate positive change through inspiring... Continue Reading
Art in Qatar

Art in Qatar

Art in Qatar has been in the news for more than a decade but over the last few years there have been some headline grabbing articles about acquisitions, shut-downs, cut-backs and of course the unexpected death due to heart disease of Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani,... Continue Reading
Top 10 Viewed Artists

Top 10 Viewed Artists

Soon we will be saying good-bye to 2014 and ringing in the new year. We thought it a good time to share our Top 10 viewed artists for this year with you. Hope you enjoy the Kobo list, we’ve added our selection from their paintings but please do visit our website... Continue Reading
The Sistine Chapel Makeover

The Sistine Chapel Makeover

The $2.3 billion new lighting system of the Sistine Chapel makeover is making the more than 500 year old frescoes shine brighter than ever before. The 7000 LED lamps, with a special colour spectrum have been designed taking into consideration the pigmentation of the... Continue Reading

Kobo Art Artists

Meet the Kobo Art artists in this short video that introduces you to the artists whose work is currently available from our online art gallery. We regularly update the work on our Kobo and have new artists joining so be sure to visit our website and stay in touch... Continue Reading
The Art of Road Signs

The Art of Road Signs

This post and the pictures for it have been contributed by artist Remy Francis. Road signs are as much a designed element in city-backdrops that one just cannot afford to ignore. ‬‬‬ People who design these too maybe considered as a privileged few who hold specialized... Continue Reading
Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons

Split-Rocker by Jeff Koons

A lot has been said about the floral sculpture installation Split Rocker by Jeff Koons currently installed at the Rockerfeller Centre Plaza in New York and here is my addition to all that is gone before. A mammoth art installation at 37 feet high, the Split-Rocker was... Continue Reading
The Art Trust

The Art Trust

I received a Whatsapp message a few months back, the person asking if they had reached Kobo Art. Replying in the affirmative, Mr. Qamar proceeded to tell me how he was a curator from India and interested in collaborating with us. We exchanged a few introductory emails... Continue Reading