Monday,17 June, 2019
Current issue | Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)
Monday,17 June, 2019
Issue 1370, (23-29 November 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Paintings by Assem Sharaf

Assem Sharaf
Assem Sharaf

New abstract paintings by Assem Sharaf are on display at Mashrabia gallery downtown.  

In his early works, Sharaf used to employ lifelike colours and forms, but he soon went on to merge his figures through abstraction of both form and colour, thus participating in the creation of a new and personal style in Egyptian abstract art.

This work is characterised by energetic, broad but artistically controlled brushstrokes that benefit from chance and spontaneity. In his latest creations, Sharaf aims at conveying his concept at a subconscious level through the very process of creating. He is preoccupied with the structural and material-based concept at work, something which can be altered by the presence of recognisable forms. Sharaf’s abstract paintings investigate what can be communicated simply by working with the building blocks of imagery, exploring the power of colour, line, form, space, light, technique and materiality. Through his paintings, he embarks on the challenging project of exploring the depths of the unconscious while preserving his own individuality and granting himself complete freedom. His creations are shaped by personal physicality, inner vision and the unexplored depths of primal being.

The exhibition runs through 6 December

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