Promo from Ubuntu Gallery showing Mehri Khalil's art, March 4, 2018 - Facebook/UbuntuGallery
CAIRO – 9 March 2018: The Ubuntu Gallery in Cairo, Zamalek is launching parallel shows by three Egyptian artists, starting on March 11 and running up until March 31, 2018.
The first show is "Baraka" by artist Mehri Khalil, which marks her second time exhibiting in Ubuntu since 2016. Mehri's work is characterized by its harmony, balance and purity, with a unique color scheme. Khalil received a master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and currently works as an art administrator while finishing up her Ph.D. at Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts.
Her works explore the transcultural influences on art, such as Paris's influence on Egyptian art.
Being exhibited in parallel to "Baraka" is 'Fine Lines', which brings together the works of Nehad Saeed and El-Husseiny Aly. Saeed is an accomplished young artist who holds a bachelor's degree in graphic design and a master's degree in fine art from Helwan University in Cairo.
Her work tends to deal with existential themes such as the relationship between life and death, utilizing theories from psychologist Sigmund Freud which relate to how one thinks about their place in the world. She has contributed to various biennials, such as the Biblioteca Alexandrina’s International Biennial for Miniature Graphics.
Aly is a professor at the Helwan University's Faculty of Fine Art Education. His art draws deeply from the Egyptian mural tradition, and his ink drawings feature heavy use of landscapes and figures reminiscent of ancient Egyptian and Assyrian art.