Farghali Abdel Hafiz
Generational Continuity

From: 5-1-2014 To: 23-1-2014
 
Zamalek Art Gallery Exhibitions for the artist:
Egypt resumes giving 19-03-2017
Charity Exhibition 03-06-2016
Roma 01-03-2016
The futuristic nostalgia 15-03-2015
FARGHALI ABDEL HAFIZ - ATHENA 16-03-2014
Generational Continuity 05-01-2014
MASTERPIECES XI 01-08-2013
THE EGYPT I LOVEIMMORTAL 17-03-2013
MASTERPIECES X 25-07-2012
PARIS 18-03-2012
Mother Egypt Exhibition 06-03-2011
Masterpieces VIII 08-08-2010
THE ENDURING MAGIC OF THE NILE 14-03-2010
Masterpieces VII 12-07-2009
Charity Exhibition 17-05-2009
Istanbul 2009 15-03-2009
Masterpieces VI 14-07-2008
THE EGYPTIAN WOMAN. (PAINTINGS) 16-03-2008
Arminia 2007 - Aswan 23-07-2006
Masterpieces V 15-06-2007
Farghali's London 14-03-2007
Masterpieces IV 17-06-2006
Aswan 26-03-2006
Masterpieces III 16-07-2005
The Life on the Banks of The Dead Sea 20-03-2005
Masterpieces II 27-06-2004
Alexandria 14-03-2004
Florence 24-03-2003
Cairo 24-03-2002
Generation in Contemporary Art 30-10-2001

Continuity between generations

During the last four decades was the big corruption probably corruption in culture, corruption in education and corruption in media, and this compound corruption produced a widely spread of the super ficialism and pro forma, and a great collapse in morality and in ways of the judging and thinking.

All this has been negatively reflected on the stature of harmony and the coherence among people of the same generation which virtually contributed in facilitating the justification for intervention and tampering with Egypt's and the Egyptians' destiny in the way we sensed during the recent times. I wanted for this exhibition to come symbolically in the direction of planting hope and renewal and deepening synergies and immortal linkages which is worth the position of Egypt and all the Egyptians.

The artist



Homeland faces within the bosom of generations

History taught us that nations are always going forward on the shoulders of their children from different human generations that transmit one another the burdens of long national routing at the political, social and economic levels. Researchers agree that culture and creativity are two of the most important features of the identities of a people having a deep-rooted heritage, in this context, and after the peregrination of the creative and cultural traits through successive periods of perpetuating the national identity with all their accumulated tributaries over the years. The experience of the great artist Dr. FARGHALI ABDEL HAFIZ may appear as the best example applicable to such an assumption which involves six of his children and grandchildren of young artists in his special exhibition on (portraits) aiming at further communication among generations on the Egyptian creative bridge extending through successive periods. Whoever has closely studied the artistic journey of Farghali shall discover through the recent period tireless attempts to evoke the childish game with all its aging features including its various materials of pictorial surfaces. Today he is reviving the children themselves within his exhibition to achieve the true link inside the creative and sober receptacle moving at times, and reflected by the creative land saturated with the freedom water, acquiring every day an additional portion of performance and creative fresh and renewed spaces. A contemplative look at the relationship of his pictorial works with their counterpart: the six children in this exhibition, will introduce them as being tissue distinct faces within the bosom of the nation that extends through history, as we find that he owns a line that gathers both confidence and innocence on the paper surfaces with their plastic and oil dry and fluemaster phosphorous colors as if he is more amazed by the ecstasy of the game than the artistic construction materialized by squatting, securitization, flowering, abrasion and accidental erasure on consciously spun faces to escape from it, making it full of expressive mechanisms without restraint or large untamed mind

We may also observe this performative diversity partially in Manu Omar (5 years), which shows her face at the lower third part of the work in conjunction with the palm tree within green and rainy atmospheres cut by a rainbow and some passing clouds, through automated performance with watercolor and fluemaster, demonstrating an expressive symbolism within a solid formation. Then there is Sheriff Shady (6 years), relying on Acrylic swift flash, before tracing lines above with flue master crayons to draw sometimes a full face and parts of it at other times, in parallel with the proficiency in exploiting vacuum in constructing the entire landscape, while knowing that Manu and Sheriff are performing in a descriptive and symbolic area characterizing their age. As of Marwan Omar (8 years), he drew with fluemaster a feminine face with orange complexion wearing a bright red gown amidst a dark green background with ground plant color, through a descriptive and realistic performance highlighting his age stage. As we go to the three other children who were supervised by the author of these lines in an art workshop within the Children's Palace in Garden City on the seventh day of November 2013, we will find them at a stage of "inhibition" which precedes the stage of "precocious puberty", where features of the face are clearly crystallized, and we can observe Ahmed Wael (13 years) focusing on the reddish brown face inside a festive color range embroidered relying on flowering and punctuation, with a remarkable awareness of the face shape and various components between the mass and its surrounding vacuum. Then we see Amr Mohamed exploding in his two faces through his warm and flaming colors equaled by pea-green. The wondering thing here is the use by Amr of real dust on the surface of one of his works, which gave a symbolic environmental dimension reflecting an early sense of confidence where matter merges with an expressive message. As of Adel Mustafa, he was dominated by the love of the Egyptian flag as he introduced in one of his works this leaning and clear affectionate face, fully embroidered. Then we see him in his other work confirming his fascination for the female tall body covered with the flag amidst green plants and pink decorations, in an amazing revelation of a rising affiliation. We may discover here a relationship between the performance of the great artist Farghali Abdel Hafez and the six children, with their spontaneity and innocence as a common denominator among them all on the bridge of sensitiveness to environment and patriotism, which confirms what we previously suggested as being the peregrination of the true identity through the successive periods, reflected by this unique adventure experienced by the great artist along with his children, citizens of his country seeking for openness through the faces of the nation in the bosom of generations.

Mohamed Kamal

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
GC001
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC012
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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ATHENS056
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS - 200X300 cm
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GC002
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC003
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC004
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC005
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
Private Acquisitions
GC006
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC007
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC009
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC010
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC011
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC014
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC015
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC016
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC016
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2012
ACRYLIC & OIL ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC017
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC018
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC019
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC020
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC021
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC022
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC023
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC025
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC026
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC027
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC028
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC029
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC030
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC031
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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GC032
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2011
ACRYLIC & OIL BAR ON PAPER - 30X40 cm
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