The mentor and protégé both base their work around drawing, but now the master will offer a new point of view for the emerging artist. Mateo López is ready to see new possibilities.
Nicholas Hlobo’s work is intimate and provocative. The creations of his mentor are gigantic and enigmatic. These two unique artists enjoyed a lively dialogue, each intrigued and eager to learn about the other’s style.
Both mentor and protégé revel in the art of turning experience inside out. In their mentoring year, each artist found their way back to where they began, in some way.
Alejandro Cesarco and John Baldessari see images and complexity beneath words, offering a surprising plurality of meanings to the viewer.
Matthias Weischer wanted to watch David Hockney at work. He had to wait for his wish to be granted, but the experience was a revelation.
Sahel Al-Hiyari’s maturity as well as his strong visual language greatly impressed Álvaro Siza. The master also appreciated his future protégé’s awareness of the context and environment inherent in all architectural work.
August 2012 A decade after his mentorship with Álvaro Siza ended, Sahel Al-Hiyari still feels his influence.
June 2012 Nicholas Hlobo attracts attention at the inaugural New York edition of the prestigious Frieze Art Fair.