Hamdy Abu El-Maaty, deputy of the Syndicate of Egyptian Fine Artists, opened an exhibition of Saudi artist Mohamed El-Mahdy on 10 January, at the Karma BinHane Culture Centre at the Ahmed Shawky Museum.
The exhibition includes nearly 50 paintings by El-Mahdy from different phases in his artistic career.
Featured is work showing the influence of abstract art, as well as a collection inspired by El-Mahdy's love for the city of Alexandria, and another featuring Dammam, his hometown in Saudi Arabia.
The centre granted the artist with an honorary award for creativity and excellence.
The opening was attended by Saudi Ambassador in Cairo Essam El-Baram, Deputy Minister of Communication of the Arab League Osama Amin, head of National Museums Fares Ahmed, among other artists and critics and attendees.
The exhibition runs till 20 January
Karma BinHane Culture Centre at the Ahmed Shawky Museum, Giza Corniche, Cairo
For more arts and culture news and updates, follow Ahram Online Arts and Culture on Twitter at @AhramOnlineArts and on Facebook at Ahram Online: Arts & Culture