Art Alert: Simple Things exhibition by Ibrahim Haddad

Ahram Online , Sunday 14 Jan 2018

The exhibition presents a collection of works made with found objects

Simple Things, an exhibition by Ibrahim Haddad (Photo: part of promotional material)

Ibrahim El-Haddad will hold an exhibition at Mashrabia Gallery on 21 January.

His work playfully uses found objects from the streets of Cairo, painted in vivid colours that reflect the spontaneity he sees in the city, and details in everyday life that we often overlook.

El-Haddad’s pieces resemble African art and celebrate unrefined, simple things.

A graduate of Helwan’s University of Fine Arts in 1990, El-Haddad then went to Switzerland with a scholarship, returning to Egypt in 2011 before the revolution.

“His lengthy absence from the Egyptian capital has enabled him to see the culture with a renewed perspective, heightening his sensitivity and affection for simple gestures and daily scenarios of the world around him,” the exhibition statement reads.

The exhibition opens 21 January and runs till 28 February
From Saturday to Thursday between 11am and 8pm
Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo

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