LOT 15
Mohamed El Masry
Untitled, 2020
oil on canvas
130 x 90 cm

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000
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About This Artwork

"I adopted in my works a style of reforming the reality and expressing it in different ways. I have produced many colored works away from the classic style. In a lot of my works I tried to rebuild the structure of the characters. I have taken many sketches from many people and places I have been. But I have tried to express my opinion about the outer world trying to create my own world so I could live in it according to my own rules. Mainly I am concern about the shape, the color and the composition. But overall, I try to create objects and personages living in their own environment.”

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Cairo, Egypt
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  • About Mohamed El Masry

    Mohamed El Masry, visual artist and photographer, was born in 1978, Giza, Egypt. He obtained a Diploma in painting and photography 2006, Bachelor of Arts in Art Education 2003, from Helwan University; he works and lives in Cairo.

    For a long time, EL Masry’s works were based on oil painting as an “experiment” whose background is based on the intellectual and theoretical basis of ancient Egyptian art, which works heavily on the philosophy of abstraction and element analysis. This experience won many awards and performances, most notably the Olympic Gold Medal of Art - the Beijing Olympics 2008, and the Olympic Torch Olympics 2006. During Mohamed Mahmoud Street skirmish in Egypt 2011, he moved emotionally to the forefront of the memes scene on social media, as he produced a "Breaking News" project that included many digitally modified pictures, which he mocked the way Egyptian media dealt with street facts and misled the masses. "Golden tanks stuck in shipping" This sentence came as a title for a newspaper issued by EL Masry at the Redzon Festival, Beirut, 2018, as an alternative when the tanks were lost inside the shipping system between China and Beirut, this work comes as the first version of a term long- project entitled "Economy of effort pays the price" .

    EL Masry participated in many international biennials around the world such as: the 1st Dafen oil painting edition - China, 2018, the 18th edition of the International Asian Biennial - Bangladesh, 2016, 2018, the 2nd edition of the New York Biennial for Contemporary Arts - USA, 2013, the 1st edition of the Ecorea Biennale - South Korea, 2012, 3th, 4th, and 5rd Beijing Biennale - China, 2008, 2010, 2012, 7th edition of the Berlin Biennial, Germany, 2012, 4th edition of the Tehran International Biennale of Art - Iran, 2006. He has many individual: Cocatography - UBUNTU art gallery, Cairo-Egypt, 2020, exhibitions as Prayers, an exhibition about power and powerlessness - CCK Foundation - Norway, 2019," Redzon "Festival - Al-Mawred Cultural Foundation - Lebanon, 2018," Breaking News "–Sofa gallery- Lithuania, 2012.

    EL Masry has won several international and domestic awards, most notably: Honorary Ambassador of the Ecorea Biennale - South Korea, 2012, Honorary Medal of North Art Space Gallery – Jakarta – Indonesia, 2011, Honorary Medal of Banja Luka City - Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2010, painting award - 18th, Youth Salon, Egypt, 2008, First Prize in Photography - Ministry of Youth, Egypt, 2007, First Prize in Photography - First International Youth Salon Alexandria, Egypt, 2006.

    LOT 15
    Mohamed El Masry

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