One of the exhibited works shows a chaotic gathering [Photo Courtesy: Al Kahila Art Gallery One of the exhibited works shows a chaotic gathering [Photo Courtesy: Al Kahila Art Gallery

Photo Story: Portraying social gatherings through contemporary art

Sun, Nov. 19, 2017
CAIRO – 19 November 2017: Al Kahila Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition for Egyptian contemporary artist Mohamed Damarawy from November 13-23 entitled “Gathering”.


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One of the exhibited works show a lady enjoys her coffee [Photo Courtesy: Taken by Rana Atef]

Through his 21 works of art, Damarawy portrays different perspectives of daily social gatherings in streets, transportation and concerts.

Known for his human body and face formation, Damarawy beautifully created a fascinating image for high class venues. He insists on defining the common characteristics of the upper class of society, featuring dresses, drinks, music, pets and high heels.


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One of the exhibited works shows high class cafes [Photo Courtesy: Al Kahila Art Gallery]


Portraying the chaotic mood of streets, he located the motorbike in the heart of the people, focusing on how people look at each other and how they act.


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One of the exhibited works shows dreaming of gathering [Photo Courtesy: Taken by Rana Atef]

Reflecting the middle class, he employed his white and gray colors to transform real common people and buildings into paintings. He depends on body language to mention humans’ attitudes in gatherings, like loud talk and gossip.

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One of the exhibited works shows dreaming of gathering [Photo Courtesy: Taken by Rana Atef]

Damarawy has set a creative figurative painting for cafés overlooking the Nile, emphasizing that it is the favorite gathering point for Egyptians


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One of the exhibited works shows Nile overlooking gathering [Photo Courtesy: Al Kahila Art Gallery]

The artist customized one of his paintings to reflect a feminine gathering style in efforts to always carry definitive features.

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One of the exhibited works shows females gossip [Photo Courtesy: Al Kahila Art Gallery]


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Fadia Rizk, the owner of Al Kahila Art Gallery with the artist Mohamed El Damarawy
 
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