This Exhibition encompasses different viewpoints of the expressive and visual perspectives for the sensual, affectional and emotional aspects of the meaning of love. It aims at exploring the components of individual and collective behavior in human relations, which is considered the main tool in tracing shapes, symbols and elements of artistic expression.
Love has various names, meanings and types. It is "the constant inclination of the roaring heart" in the Arabic and Islamic heritage, and its names include affection, fondness, passion, adoration, longing, friendliness, amorousness and infatuation. There are different types of love including divine, brotherly, platonic, romantic and physical. It is, in short, the essence of life.
When attempting to formulate and transform human emotions and verbal meanings of the concept of love to visual and expressive elements, impressions and accumulating images from the memory flow, as well as human and social relations. These form the framework and givens in setting up the various levels of expressions, in line with experimentation and searching for a context for a different visual, expressionist and cultural reading. Reduction becomes a main feature when dealing with shapes, elements and symbols within the expressionist context about people, wordings and shapes of human relations in an environment of cohesion and assembly, which in turn work on the dynamics of the scene, in addition to assure the linear overlap of shapes and elements.
The stress on the central positionality of the main elements in the scene was an attempt at the intensification of the collective cognitive narrative towards the part and the whole, where details and partial elements become themselves the main engine of the interaction between elements. The attempt is to tackle the dreamy human emotion through mutual inclusion - whether of humans, natural elements, or features from the geographical landscape - and within social and human relations, to highlight the symbolic and expressionist aspects of "the spirit of love".
Goerge Fikry Ibrahim