Egyptian sculptors Mohamed Magdy and Mostafa Khedr have won the third and fourth place prizes at the Environmental Sculpture Ceramic Art Contest ‘The Cup of Ruci Town of China.’
The exhibition opened on 27 October and will run for a month in the Chinese city of Ruzhou. The contest and exhibition was open to international sculptors, potters, writers, as well as art institutions and student artists, who can participate individually or collectively.
Ahmed Magdy is a sculptor who was among the artists at The Aswan International Sculpture Symposium last year. His winning piece is titled Waiting For Fate, the same concept of confrontation he worked on at the symposium on a larger scale in granite.
He presents a winged cone shape, inspired by the form of a spinning top. It makes you imagine the top spinning faster and faster till it creates its own wings. It is ready to fly but it stays tilting forward, awaiting what will come.
Mostafa Khedr is a graduate of The Faculty of Specialised Education in Cairo, whose work is inspired by the drawings of Egypt-based Chinese artist Qiruo He.
His piece, titled To The Horizon, is an abstracted human form that is part of his collection titled Converts. The figure falls from an elevated stand like a cascading waterfall. The body is elongated and graceful except for thick geometric limbs.
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