Art Alert: Ahmed Farid's Gate of the Soul paintings at Picasso Gallery

Ahram Online , Wednesday 24 Oct 2018

The exhibition showcases Farid's latest works, with his signature wide-eyed figures

Ahmed Farid exhibition, Gate of The Soul (Photo: part of artwork in promotional material)

"Gate of the Soul," an exhibition of paintings by Ahmed Farid, will open at Picasso Gallery on 28 October.

Ahmed Farid explores different characters, all with wide, oversized, expressive eyes.

"Gate of the Soul" is a new episode for Farid in exploring the relationship between the human and the universe. In this collection we see more colour and interaction among his characters and elements.

Farid was born in Cairo in 1950. With a degree in social sciences and an early career in marketing communication and business, Farid’s painting developed after his many travels in the early 1970s.

Farid is currently professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts, Alexandria University. He was previously visiting professor at the Academia D’Arte (ADA) in Florence, Italy.

His works have been exhibited in Cairo, Italy and the US.

Four of his paintings were acquired by the Luxury Living firm, a subsidiary of conglomerate LVMH’s Fendi Casa in Miami, Florida. His painting "Melody of Chaos" was acquired for permanent display by the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art.

His pieces have been auctioned in the Gala of The Chain of Hope in London, England, and he has had many works auctioned at Christie's.

The exhibition will open 28 October at 7pm and will run till 14 November
30 Hassan Assem Street, off Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

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