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Art Alert: An exhibition looks into creative life of prominent Egyptian artist Omar El-Nagdi

Over 80 art pieces will be on display testifying to the decades-long creative life of Egypt's renowned artist

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Thursday 21 Jan 2016
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Omar El Nagdi art piece "photo: arts mart"
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Eighty works of art representing a fifty-year career of the prominent Egyptian artist Omar El Nagdi will be featured in Arts Mart gallery space starting 5 February.

The exhibition ‘Fragments of a Luminary’, will include also pieces from the artist’s personal collection.

The highlight of this retrospective show will be the display of three 10-metre-long artworks: ‘The Last Supper in Jerusalem’, ‘Gaza and Rafah’, and ‘January 25 – June 30’ are all magnificent paintings capturing profound moments in our recent national and regional history through the artist’s eyes. This is the first time in history that the three murals will be displayed together in one gallery space.

Omar El Nagdi is considered to be one of the most celebrated contemporary Egyptian artists; he is a multifaceted master of calligraphy, expressionism, abstract art, and philosophy. His paintings touch on the surrealist, the serene and the sensory, completely consuming the viewer in his intricate and complex masterpieces.

Programme:
5 February - 5 March, 2016
Arts Mart, Cairo-Alex desert road, 
Arkan Business Park, Building 1, Office 22, Sheikh Zayed City, Giza

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