by Object Lessons Space
Known by the moniker The Next Most Famous Artist, Hafiiz Karim is a digital art director whose works have made ripples throughout Instagram. Hafiiz creates images that amalgamate figures from art history with contemporary, everyday settings.
In this episode, we talk to Hafiiz about how he wields visual references from classical art history, how these paintings continue to serve as a source of creative inspiration for his work, and the importance of having fun with the process of image-making.
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Through our work, we hope to create nuanced, sensitive and intersectional dialogue around art. In a cultural landscape where content is often driven by social media’s frenzied pace, we are committed towards facilitating honest conversations and slow consumption for our readers.