Art Alert: Artist Magdi Naguib paints life in 'Colour Lyrics'
Ahram Online, , Saturday 16 May 2015
In his upcoming solo exhibition, Naguib reflects on his life's journey trying to reach beyond reality and 'live a dream'

An exhibition featuring work by visual artist and poet Magdi Naguib will open at Zamalek’s Gallery Misr on 19 May, to run until 4 June.

Colour Lyrics reflects on the artist's "life journey that extends for more than 50 years of attempts to reach beyond reality and live a dream," the artist explains in his statement.

“Between the pressure of daily mundane details and the fantasy of imaginations, stumbling and flying, I was going back and forth between the pen and the brush.”

The artist, who is primarily known for his poetry rather than his visual artwork, wrote the lyrics to many songs by Egyptian singers, including Mohamed Mounir, Abdel-Halim Hafez and Shadia. In addition to more than 10 books of poetry, the artist has also written a novel and illustrated a number of children's books.

19 May - 4 June 2015
Gallery Misr,4a Ibn Zanke, off Hassan Sabry Street, Zamalek, Cairo