Egyptian night sky, 2015


Unique Artwork

Mixed media

Mixed media on canvas
170 x220 cm


CM H 220 W 170

IN H 86.61 W 66.93

Certificate of authenticity - Signed by artist



Egyptian night sky, 2015

This series of work by Adel El Siwi is the result of a long-standing dedicated reflection on the nature of the animal and its complicated relation to humans.

El Siwi sets up a fine network of artistic inspirations drawn from literature, cinema and art history, referencing the work of previous artists who have deal with similar imagery. He presents a universe devoid of hierarchical classification, where every subject—humans and animals alike—is a full-fledged protagonist.

Adel El Siwi

One of the most famous and influential contemporary Egyptian artists and mostly known for his monumental faces, Adel El Siwi delights us here with a body of work which is the fruit of six years dedicated to an intense reflection on the nature of the animal and its ambivalent relationship with the human being.

Adel El Siwi’s impressive and very personal painting technique combined with his ability to continuously update his narrative skills, as well as his unshakable faith in the possibility of giving birth to new worlds by means of painting, give birth to a body of work which is at the same time strongly sensual and conceptually lucid.

El Siwi’s colourful large canvases are equipped with a dazzling interior light, as if proclaiming a revelation, each telling a full story of its own. In his long series of studies of the different typologies of animals he attempt to seize the “personality” that lies behind each creature’s appearance.

El Siwi sets up a fine network of cultured citations drawn from literature, cinema and art history, whereby he appropriates other artists’ animals, reviving and reinventing them, to achieve a universe where every creature, whether animal or human, participates fully-fledged, not subject to hierarchical classification, but as a protagonist.

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Mashrabia Gallery

Since 1990, Mashrabia Gallery has played a pioneering role in the diffusion of contemporary art in Egypt.

Removed from dominant practices or commercial trends, it has developed its own rigorous criteria for selecting artists, preferring originality and the use of innovative languages that are free of decorative and academic components.

Mashrabia actively supports wide access to art and has been collaboration with local institutes on initiatives suchas Noubar (Nomad Urban Breaking Art, 2005–2006), El Azhar Park Meets Contemporary Arts (2005, 2006), Invisible Presence (Looking at the Body in Contemporary Egyptian Art, 2009–2010) and the From Rags to Riches project.

It represents Egyptian artists such as Adel El Siwi, Ahmed Askalany, Hani Rashed and Xavier Puigmarti.

 
Mashrabia Gallery Of Contemporary Art
Daily except Friday from 11am to 8pm
15, Mahmoud Bassiony street
Qasr El-Nil, Cairo, Egypt


Mashrabia Gallery Of Contemporary Art
Daily except Friday from 11am to 8pm
10, Mahmoud Bassiony street
Qasr El-Nil, Cairo, Egypt

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