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Art Alert: Time Intermezzo exhibition at Zamalek Art Gallery

The solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Wael Darwish opens on 10 April

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Apr 2016
From Time Intermezzo  exhibition by Wael Darwish
From Time Intermezzo exhibition by Wael Darwish (Photo: courtesy of Zamalek Art Gallery)
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Egyptian artist Wael Darwish will hold a solo exhibition entitled Time Intermezzo at Zamalek Art Gallery starting Sunday and closing on 9 May.

The exhibition encapsulates the fruits of the artist’s experimental foray into the techniques of mixing, synthesis, and composition -- a journey that has allowed him to establish the concepts imparting his works with a contemporary artistic vision.

According to the event's press release, the very title of the artist’s collection, "Time Intermezzo", takes us by surprise, sparking our curiosity as to whether the displayed works are inspired by the formal, the quirky, or the bizarre. It is these musings that bring us closer to this dynamic artist whose canvas literally bursts forth with a profusion of forms and motifs.

Born in 1975, Darwish's work revolves around exploring and slicing themes such as identity, freedom, time constraints, gender and complex human emotions. He uses different forms of art to dive deep into these themes and incorporates photography into his painting work, either through directly applying it on the canvas or painting it from memory.

Programme:
Exhibition opens April 10 and runs until May 9
Zamalek Art Gallery: 11 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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