Sunday,24 September, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1356, (10 - 16 August 2017)
Sunday,24 September, 2017
Issue 1356, (10 - 16 August 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Mohamed Al-Tarrawi

Mohamed Al-Tarrawi
Mohamed Al-Tarrawi

Currently on show at Salama gallery, “Art for All” is a group exhibition of paintings by contemporary Egyptian painters including Georges Bahgory, Gihan Raaouf, Essmat Dawestashi, Effat Hosny, Abdel-Aal Hassan, Ayman Salah Taher, Mohamed Al-Tarrawi, Nagwa Al-Ashri, Fatemah Refaat. The exhibition’s objective is to give the public an opportunity to acquire small works of high artistic values.

Of the participating artists, Mohamed Al-Tarrawi’s name is associated with the ability to adapt watercolour to the widest range of subject matter, preserving the rhythm, shape, liquidity, fabric and the faded edges of the ends of aquarelle paintings. He is a master of his tools who controls his materials and knows exactly the “secret of the watercolour craft”, as critic Ahmed Fouad Selim described him.
In the work of Al-Tarrawi, we note the ability to embody the world through landscape according to his own perceptions and visual memories. Although he paints in his studio in Maadi, we do not feel that he created these works in a closed place, with the openness of space as much as the extension of time visible to the viewer. Al-Tarrawi uses his palette to move from cold to hot, transparent to opaque and back; so that we almost hear a dialogue between his imagination and the surface of the canvas embodied by the magnificence of the work and the skill of performance to present a holistic vision of nature and human beings.


The exhibition is on until the end of the summer season.

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