"LAUGH, PLAY, WORK & LOVE" is a song from 1961 musical movie "A DAY IN MY LIFE" performed by Abdelhalim Hafez, lyrics by Morsy Gamal Aziz, Music by Mounir Mourad.
The title of the exhibition is a recall of the visual memory & the descriptive monitoring of the details of the components of the society. Through gathering the elements and the persons and abstracting them in some instances, and within the framework of pivoting on the forms of the Egyptian culture, that form the daily and everyday life scenes for the masses of the Egyptians.
These scenes become numerous through ways of life and behavior fashions in the same one society by what the nature of the Egyptian culture is characterized with: continuity, movement, and accumulation along the ancient Egyptian heritage, The Coptic, Islamic, Folk and Modern heritage. Such scenes become one of the signs of the intellectual components of the social structure and its effect on Egyptians emotions.
These paintings also come as a trial to interact abd understand the nature of the variables in the human and social values, and to monitor and analyze some of them through the structural and objective giving's of the scenes of the artwork, The personal and materialistic elements have various symbolic and visual forms and significances and take several axis and levels such as the simulative, the imaginative and the abstract. All of this is within the framework of living with people through their dreams, happiness, sorrows, ambitions, habits and traditions that accompany their public social daily lives, and within the frame of deducing optical and experimental introductions that follow the daily lives and social lives of the masses of the Egyptian people.
George Fikry Ibrahim