Lamenting over Pink

Currently at Misr Gallery is Islam Zaher’s exhibit, “Pink & Lamentation.” First off- I really like that title. The use of a very heavily stereotyped colour (“pink is girly/sexual/juvenile/etc.”) and a deeply melancholic word was quite intriguing. Sadly I can’t quite say the same about the entire exhibition. Now there were a few gems in … Continue reading Lamenting over Pink

The Never ending Cycle

  Currently at Zamalek Art Gallery’s Venue II (it’s their new gallery space- if you haven’t seen it yet then you should) is an exhibit titled “The Cycle” by Kamal El Feky. One of the things I love about the Zamalek Art Gallery is how they like to represent young artists, without their young age … Continue reading The Never ending Cycle

Rabab Nemr’s Inner Beauty

Serge Gainsbourg has been quoted to say that “Ugliness is superior to Beauty, because it lasts”. Umberto Eco demonstrated the power of art to elevate even the most pitiable subject, stating that “Ugliness can be redeemed by a faithful and efficacious artistic portrayal.” Rabab Nemr’s latest exhibition, currently at the Zamalek Art Gallery,  titled “Helwa … Continue reading Rabab Nemr’s Inner Beauty

The Power of Line.

  If you’re in the mood for to see some solid drawing and a serious sense of what it feels and looks like to be an artist in angst, head over instantly to ArtTalks and check out Weaam El Masry’s latest exhibit “The Golden Fly”. Weaam El Masry is an artist who’s work has been … Continue reading The Power of Line.

Downtown Curated.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to a really tight group show, and it was such a pleasant surprise that the one that I deemed to be solid lately, “DownTown” at Gallery Misr, is curated by a dear friend and excellent curator, Mahmoud Hamdi. Not many people know what a curator is or does, … Continue reading Downtown Curated.

Like a video game.

  It gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling inside when paintings remain current in their subject matter and look aesthetically solid at the same time. It doesn’t happen often unfortunately, hence the pleasant surprise that one experiences upon coming across that particular cocktail. Ahmed Kassim is one of the artists who I’ve grown to like … Continue reading Like a video game.

Masochistic much?

  It’s been a while since I’ve blogged (again), but this time it’s really not my laziness that was the culprit. This year has started off as rocky as the last, with a few heartbreaking events that have succeeded to put a serious dent in everyone’s productivity. It’s saddening not to know what’s happening, if … Continue reading Masochistic much?