Art Alert: Two Alexandria-born sculptors to meet in Cairo's Safarkhan art gallery

Ahram Online , Saturday 2 Apr 2016

The exhibition will present works by Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis

Art work by  Alfons Louis
Art work by Alfons Louis (Photo: courtesy of Safarkhan Art Gallery)

Two prominent Egyptian sculptors, Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis, will exhibit their works at Safarkhan Art Gallery in Zamalek from11 April until 4 May.

The exhibitions include various mediums, from textured and polished bronze by Tossoonian to distressed wood, metals and engraved stone by Louis.

Tossoonian is a sculptor who excels in his fine bronze figures mastering the effect of movement and different textures. He exhibits figures and busts that recall Greco-Roman and Pharaonic divinities.

Louis goes back to his roots by carving on drift wood old floral and human details from the Coptic and Islamic era. His compositions vary in design and include various other antique materials such as old nails, stones, iron.

Tossoonian and Louis are both natives of Alexandria. According to the event's promotional material, in their work, they represent the many facets of Egyptian history, from Greco-Roman civilization as well as the Coptic and Islamic heritage.


Opening: Tuesday 11 April
The exhibition runs until Wednesday 4 May
Safarkhan Art Gallery: 6 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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