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Zamalek Art Gallery - Exhibition Labyrinth for Labyrinth
 
 
Labyrinth
Labyrinth

From: 9-11-2008 To: 4-12-2008
 
Zamalek Art Gallery Exhibitions for the artist:
Mother Egypt Exhibition 06-03-2011
Cairo Towers 12-12-2010
Masterpieces VIII 08-08-2010
City Lights 06-12-2009
Masterpieces VII 12-07-2009
Charity Exhibition 17-05-2009
Labyrinth 09-11-2008
Masterpieces VI 14-07-2008
EXPRESSIONS ON PAPER 2007 25-11-2007
Masterpieces V 15-06-2007
The Family 29-10-2006
Masterpieces IV 17-06-2006
Nostalgia 14-11-2005
Masterpieces III 16-07-2005
Cairo... Portraits of a City 12-12-2004
Masterpieces II 27-06-2004
Conviviality.. The Nile & the Trees 14-10-2002
Generation in Contemporary Art 30-10-2001
Alexandria

The works on display here may contain an illusion or a trick?
The closer one gets, the more compellingly one is drawn to the very most centre of a special world a world that does not yield itself to any concrete meaning. Strangely, however, as you move away an image takes shape with clearly identifiable scenes of street life, teeming with humanity. Its streets, alleyways, roundabouts, markets and houses are the backdrop to vibrant human activity.
The viewer finds himself in front of a jumble representing the city, the world, and the hustle and bustle of life itself. Once we find ourselves in its centre, its features blur and lose their clarity. Paradoxically, a distance must always be maintained between the viewer and the works in order not lose sight of this image. Perhaps, however, if we look at the works through slightly closed eyes, the image might emerge even more vividly.
The early 80s saw the first stirrings of the 'Labyrinth' project. For inspiration, I used to go up to the top most part of the Mukattam, the Cairo Tower or, in fact, any other towering structure. From those elevated spots I could almost feel myself soaring over the length and breadth of the city as it shimmered with movement, light and colour. In fact, the project kept coming back to entice me at sporadic intervals, leading me to actually depict it on canvas on three separate occasions.
This time round, the Labyrinth coincides with my own artistic dilemma which finds me at a crossroads between distance and proximity, abstraction and reality. All that I urge of the viewer is to maintain the required distance from the works so that the image can be viewed as an organic whole, allowing us both to abandon ourselves to the intricacies of the Labyrinth.

Mohamed Abla

 

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x60 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x80 cm
Available

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M.Labyrinth_001
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 20x30 cm
Private Acquisitions

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M.Labyrinth_004
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 35x40 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 40x50 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 40x50 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2007
Acrylic on Canvas - 40x50 cm
Private Acquisitions

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 40x50 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 40x50 cm
Private Acquisitions

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M.Labyrinth_014
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x60 cm
Private Acquisitions

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canas - 50x60 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x60 cm
Private Acquisitions

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 50x70 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x80 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x80 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x80 cm
Private Acquisitions

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 60x80 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 80x120 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 80x120 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 80x120 cm
Available

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M.Labyrinth_030
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Private Acquisitions

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M.Labyrinth_031
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Available

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M.Labyrinth_032
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Private Acquisitions

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M.Labyrinth_033
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Available

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Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x140 cm
Available

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M.Labyrinth_037
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 120x150 cm
Private Acquisitions

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M.Labyrinth_038
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 140x160 cm
Available

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M.Labyrinth_039
Mohamed Abla
2008
Acrylic on Canvas - 140x160 cm
Available
   
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