Tuesday,23 April, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1369, (16-22 November 2017)
Tuesday,23 April, 2019
Issue 1369, (16-22 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Steps exhibition at Grant gallery

Nagat Farouk
Nagat Farouk

“Steps”, a duo exhibition of paintings by Khaled Elhalaby and Nagat Farouk, is currently on show at Grant gallery in Abdeen.
Nagat Farouk has said of her work, “The line is one of the most important elements in my painting. When I start drawing, the lines take me into an exciting and mysterious world, as well as being clear and specific”. She pointed out how endless conversations and stories develop between her and those lines, and so it was hardly a surprise when she titled her previous exhibition at Al-Hanager Arts Centre “Just Lines”.

“Every time I add a line, my relationship with the work deepens, because every line for me is a message, a hope or a story that reaches me first, before the recipient, and through the lines I see myself and know what I think and dream. My lines are relationships, sometimes of love and harmony, at other times of conflict, division, anxiety and wishful thinking. I see myself clearly through these flexible, broken and even straight lines. Lines are my secrets that come out on the canvas through the pen and the fine brush, which are my favourite tools.”

The exhibition is on show until 2 December

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