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Gypsum Gallery showcases renowned Egyptian artist Ahmed Morsi at Abu Dhabi Art Fair

The Gallery was invited to be part of the 'Focus' section of the fair

Ahram Online , Saturday 17 Nov 2018
Part of Ahmed Morsi (Photo: courtesy of Gypsum Gallery)
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Cairo's Gypsum Gallery has been participating in the 2018 Abu Dhabi Art Fair, presenting paintings of Egyptian artist Ahmed Morsi.

The fair opened on Wednesday with an opening reception celebrating 10 years of Abu Dhabi art, and will continue until Saturday.

Born in 1930, Ahmed Morsi is an artist, poet and art critic.

His prolific oeuvre extends for 70 years, starting from Alexandria passing through Baghdad and Cairo and finally settling in New York, where he currently lives.

Much of Morsi's artworks are inspired by his hometown, Alexandria, and the sea is often a notable presence.

His paintings hold elusive lyrical compositions; through them he handles themes like remembrance, exile, and the passage of time.

Morsi's work is in many public collections including the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art, the Alexandria Museum of Fine Arts, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Sharjah Art Foundation, Barjeel Art Foundation and in various notable private collections in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, France, England and the United States.

The selection Gypsum has presented at the fair includes works from Morsi’s early phases.

Gypsum gallery is taking part in the Focus section of the fair, which includes three other international galleries.

The art fair's other sections are Modern and Contemporary, and Special Projects.

The fair presents innovative and established galleries from around the world, catering to established and emerging collectors.

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