Art Alert: This is not a Parellelogram exhibit at Soma Art

Ahram Online , Thursday 7 Apr 2016

The exhibition features work by Mohamed El-Maghraby and Mohamed Abdalla

This is not a Parallelogram
(Photo: Part of promotional material of This is not a Paralleogram)

Zamalek’s Soma Art gallery and art school will host an exhibition of the work of artists Mohamed El-Maghraby and Mohamed Abdallah, opening 14 April.

Maghraby experiments with multiple mediums, including drawing, painting, printing and illustration.

His work brings forth architectural aspects and elements, as well as a philosophical reference, dealing with the idea of built virtual worlds.

He has participated in a number of group shows, including exhibitions at the Contemporary Image Collective, Darb 1718 and the Cairo Opera House.

His work was at Medrar’s August exhibit The Good, the Bad and the Crimson Shoe, alongside artist Tawfig, and he also collaborated with artist Shady El-Noshokaty to create an animation for his exhibition Colony.

Abdalla is an artist and sculptor. His work deals with memory, creating forms that evoke the subconscious and trigger childhood recollections.

Using multiple mediums, he tries to develop the structure of his work to affect the senses of spectators.

He recently exhibited in the group exhibition Sculptures in February, displaying his abstract iron sheets pieces.

Abdallah has participated in many other group exhibitions, including Supermarket, Wise Monkeys and Have a Peaceful Day.

Parallel Life is his most recent solo exhibition, held at Mashrabia Gallery.

According to the description by Soma, the exhibition is “a unique representation of their journey of building forms in their mathematical and experimental works of art.”

Soma Art is an active gallery space as well as an art school that offers a range of visual arts courses in both theory and practice, as well as art history and contemporary practices of Egyptian art.

The exhibition opens Thursday, 14 April at 7pm and will run till 28 April
Soma Art, 14 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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