Vessela Farid
Vessela Farid Exhibition

From: 23-1-2011 To: 8-2-2011
 
Zamalek Art Gallery Exhibitions for the artist:
MASTERPIECES X 25-07-2012
Vessela Farid Exhibition 23-01-2011

Vessela Farid has made the difficult task of creating pure and instantly identifiable 'Egyptian Art' appear almost effortless. Her work is spectacularly local, managing to steer away from the superficial & foreign approach to her experience of the country. Her attention to the forms & body language of her subjects is brilliant, and the work boasts of its adamant refusal to falling victim of the romanticized Orientalist wash that most artists sweep across paintings of Egypt.

The Zamalek Art Gallery will hold a collective show of 40 or more of her paintings, hoping to remind viewers of the great talent that we have lost: Vessela Farid passed away at the age of 93 in 2007, leaving us with a substantial body of inspiring and soulful work. The subjects of Vessela Farid's studies were patiently observed and sensitively portrayed. Most of her female subjects are sitting on the floor, with a slight tilt which comes about from how their heads rest on their hands: A position any Egyptian will no doubt instantly recognize. However, new to this retrospective exhibition is a collection of pieces never before presented by the prolific artist. Depicting reclining women- a rarer figural representation then her usual crouching or cross-legged women- as well as rows of young men in jeans, strained together in a tight canvas. Both subjects are indescribably local, with enough character, zeal and understanding of the culture that is seldom matched by other artists.

Vessela's choice of colours is a mixture of earthy and pastel tones that are occasionally interrupted by a primary red, blue or a bright magenta. The colours capture the essence of peasant scenes and the countryside. Her method of capturing light through colour is reminiscent of Pierre Bonnard's studies, and her calculated yet urgent medley of brushstrokes is quite like those of Monet, which places Vessela's style in the whereabouts of Impressionism: A school whose style of painting in organized chaos echoes the lifestyle of living in Egypt.

A pleasure to experience and be moved by, this retrospective exhibition will present the best works of Vessela Farid, an artist whose genuine love for the country has made his Bulgarian artist more Egyptian than most, with work that delivers the true pulse and soul of Egypt.

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
Vessela012
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 50x65 cm
Available
Vessela026
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 50x65 cm
Available
Vessela001
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 40x55 cm
Available
Vessela002
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 40x55 cm
Available
Vessela003
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 45x60 cm
Available
Vessela005
Vessela Farid
Mixed media - 60x65 cm
Available
Vessela006
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 45x60 cm
Available
Vessela007
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 45x65 cm
Available
Vessela008
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 45x65 cm
Available
Vessela009
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 45x65 cm
Private Acquisitions
Vessela010
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 50x65 cm
Available
Vessela016
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 50x65 cm
Available
Vessela017
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 50x65 cm
Available
Vessela021
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 50x65 cm
Private Acquisitions
Vessela022
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 55x65 cm
Available
Vessela023
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 55x65 cm
Available
Vessela024
Vessela Farid
1965
Oil on Sellotex - 55x65 cm
Private Acquisitions
Vessela027
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 55x70 cm
Available
Vessela029
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 55x70 cm
Available
Vessela030
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 55x70 cm
Available
Vessela032
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 45x65 cm
Available
Vessela033
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper mounted on wood - 55x75 cm
Available
Vessela034
Vessela Farid
Mixed Media on paper - 60x65 cm
Available
Vessela042
Vessela Farid
Vessela Farid by Zorayan
Oil on Canvas - 40x50 cm
Available
Vessela043
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper - 67x55 cm
Available
Vessela044
Vessela Farid
Oil on canvas - 60x80 cm
Available
Vessela045
Vessela Farid
Oil on Canvas - 70x70 cm
Available
Vessela048
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper - 55x35 cm
Available
Vessela049
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper - 45x65 cm
Available
Vessela050
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper - 45x65 cm
Private Acquisitions
Vessela052
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper - 45x65 cm
Available
Vessela053
Vessela Farid
Acrylic on paper - 50x65 cm
Available
   
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