Mostafa Abdel Moity
Painting

From: 12-4-2009 To: 12-5-2009
Farghali Abdel Hafiz - Florence

The ongoing debate over what constitutes the 'organic' as opposed to the 'geometric' in the realm of art is crucial to establishing a close relationship between these two opposing concepts.  Indeed, feelings of empathy and warmth are capable of adding an emotional dimension to dry subjects such as mathematics.  Similarly, the organic draws on geometric principles to attain a sense of structure.  This is how unity is achieved when putting together a painting's elements, none of which can be separately identified as either organic or geometric.

In addition, the question of color presents an important premise: there is no such thing as one single color.  What really matters is the shade itself and how it interacts with other shades.  In live subjects, color invariably creates a kind of alliance between one shade and the other.  Actually, colors of all kinds thrive on this dynamic intermingling.  It is the artist's task, therefore, to painstakingly explore shades of color in order to achieve a level of harmony that can be simultaneously seen and "heard" very much like that of a musical symphony.

Each stage of artistic creation, is governed by one principal element which in this collection, is a spiral shape that recurs from one picture to the next, and which is evident in each color, subject and function involved in the construction of the painting.

A highly visible theme in this collection is the principle of unity that draws on an emphasis on symmetry which is central to principles of creation. 

Also explored in this exhibition is the role played by the turbulence and tensions of the present day in shaping the interplay of artistic elements at their various meeting points.  All this conveys the sense of imbalance afflicting humanity, making us wonder whether or not the elements will collapse or remain poised in a permanent state of uncertainty as they struggle to keep their balance. This pretty much sums up contemporary man's dilemma.

he  themes dealt with in this collection merge with the cornucopia of Ancient Egyptian art, a legacy of artistic treasures which represents human innovation at its most creative and which continues to possess our hearts and minds. This is evident from our tendency to associate a certain shape with a pyramid, obelisk, temple, statue, crown, or even the face of an ancient queen or princess.

This collection represents an endeavor on my part to convey the elements discussed above.  If my mission has not been successful, I believe the attempt itself will have been worthwhile.

I dedicate this collection to Hamed Oweiss, a great master and a most generous human being to whom I owe much gratitude.  May God continue to bless him with good health and a long life.

Mostafa Abdel Moity

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
Mostafa035
2009
Acrylic on Canvas - 75x70 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa036
2009
Acrylic on Canvas - 75x70 cm
Available
Mostafa001
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x60 cm
Available
Mostafa002
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x60 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa003
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa004
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa005
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Available
Mostafa006
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa007
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa009
2009
Acrylic on Canvas - 70x75 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa010
2009
Acrylic on Canvas - 70x75 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa011
2009
Acrylic on Canvas - 70x75 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa012
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x100 cm
Available
Mostafa014
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x100 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa015
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x100 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa016
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 70x100 cm
Available
Mostafa017
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 80x100 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa018
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 80x100 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa019
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 100x100 cm
Available
Mostafa020
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x120 cm
Available
Mostafa021
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x120 cm
Available
Mostafa022
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 75x150 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa023
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 75x150 cm
Available
Mostafa024
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x120 cm
Available
Mostafa025
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x150 cm
Available
Mostafa026
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x150 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa027
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x150 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa028
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x150 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa029
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x150 cm
Available
Mostafa030
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x150 cm
Private Acquisitions
Mostafa031
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x200 cm
Available
Mostafa032
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 150x200 cm
Available
   
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