Practice, Practice, Practice!

Practice, Practice, Practice!

PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Practice, Practice, Practice; Why it is so important for Artists. We are all skilled at different things in varying degrees. Some are born with incredible talent some acquire skills overtime, sometimes... Continue Reading
A Study in Contemplation.

A Study in Contemplation.

The Art, A study in contemplation. Contributed by Alfiya Inamdar. This is the story behind the inspiration of my latest work – A Study in Contemplation. The inspiration for the artwork is two- fold and comes from two ideas – one a visual stimuli from the... Continue Reading
Art in Dark Times

Art in Dark Times

Art in Dark Times Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Current times, especially the year 2020 can be defined as a dark time in human history. With catastrophes continuously affecting life as we know it, the possibility of everything getting back to the way it used to... 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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