Successful Egyptian painter, writer, and cartoonist Yasser Gaessa has launched his two-week art exhibition entitled 'Eskendria Zaman' at Nile Art Gallery on Sunday.
"Each one of us is attached to stories of memories from the past that turn into black and white photos. Buildings, streets, and cars have turned into stories of people that experienced their most joyful memories," Gaessa said.
Gaessa tells his own stories, for the first time, through a challenging adventure with oil colors. The 50-year-old artist brings his favorite Alexandrian streets memories to life through 65 paintings in different sizes.
In addition to his recent influential participation at Awladna International Forum for Gifted Kids, Gaessa has been noticeably productive throughout a challenging global pandemic.
Alongside his advertisement and journalistic careers, in recent months, the multi-awarded Gaessa has produced new episodes of his artistic online show entitled the Artist in which he urges viewers to discover the value of visual artists.
Gaessa discusses the work of a new artist each episode through a short profile and a glimpse of their art in less than 10 minutes. From Egyptian names like Hegazy, Salah Jahin, Toghan, Mohie El-Dien El-Labbad, Maya Fidawi, and Ragai Wanis to international names like Jeremy Mann, Jeff MacNelly, Frank Frazetta, Enki Bilal, and Andrew Salgado.
Currently working as a cartoonist and writer for Al-Ahram newspaper, the 1993 Fine Arts' cartoon & animation section graduate has wide experience in journalism and advertisement as well as various types of visual arts.
Nile Art Gallery, Zamalek
From 6 to 19 December (between 1 and 8pm)
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