Farghali Abdel Hafiz
The futuristic nostalgia

From: 15-3-2015 To: 6-4-2015
 
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

The Futuristic Nostalgia Group

We are finally seeing the birth of a new artistic group committed to redefining the true meaning of the term 'yearning', replacing its traditional associations with the past in favor of a future-oriented kind of nostalgia that conveys certain elements: positive thinking, an affirmation of joyful sentiments, and a sense of hope in an attempt to restore Art to its rightful domain. This humanistic and innovative endeavor is fully capable of sparking an array of empathetic visual, imaginative, and expressive elements.

Ancient Egyptian culture successfully utilized Art not only to record life's events and beliefs, but also, and more pertinently, to heighten sensitivity to the beauty of earthly life and to ease passage into the eternal afterlife. This approach to Art planted inside the Egyptian soul a sense of contentment, security, strength, nobility, and inner calm, all of which combined to reinforce the humanistic, spiritual, and just dimension of the Ancient Egyptian civilization.

Nevertheless, certain contemporaries follow a materialistic tendency to divert Art towards a mechanical, unfeeling, and contrived path. The end result of this approach is an art form that has stepped out of its natural role to become the wellspring of discontent, ambiguity, gloom, dreariness, and agitation, all in the name of disordered principles that alienate and even defile nature, capitalizing on delusions of novelty and distortion. Artists of this ilk have reduced Art to an inarticulate artisan level totally lacking in conviviality and solace, leading to a kind of degeneration of the collective spirit and, in turn, the spread of a kind of subversive war built on a hatred of life itself and a denial of man's humanity.

These concerns underpin the rationale driving the direction of the Yearning for the Future Group. Its members differ from each other in many ways, yet they all unite in promoting a sense of yearning for the future which counters despair and regression, reinforcing feelings of optimism, hope, and joy. It is a yearning for a creativity that is pristine and harmonious with nature; one that is sorely needed not just for Egypt but for the whole world.

We are promoting a form of Art that is radiant, vivid, and utterly compelling because it has been stripped of all traces of arrogance, oppression, and restrictions. We have had enough of the technological intrusion into art; we are the sons and daughters of this land with its artistic legacy of drawing, sculpting, and innovating for more than five thousand years... As befitting this undertaking, we pledge ourselves once again to re-affirming the humanization of Art.

Cairo
March 1, 2015

Yasmine El-Hazek , Amina El-Demirdash , Carelle Homsy , Farghali Abdel-Hafiz

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
FN-F015
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 50x100 cm
Available
FN-F016
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on CAnvas - 50x100 cm
Private Acquisitions
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 40x60 cm
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x70 cm
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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2014
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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2014
Mixed Media on Canas - 60x80 cm
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x80 cm
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Farghali Abdel Hafiz
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Mixed Media on Canvas - 60X80 cm
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FN-F014
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 50x100 cm
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FN-F017
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 50x100 cm
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Farghali Abdel Hafiz
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Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x100 cm
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Farghali Abdel Hafiz
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Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x100 cm
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FN-F020
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 60x100 cm
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FN-F021
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 120X150 cm
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2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 120x150 cm
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FN-F023
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 120x170 cm
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FN-F024
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 120x170 cm
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FN-F025
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 200x300 cm
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FN-F026
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2012-2014
Mixed Media on Canvas - 200x300 cm
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FN-F027
Farghali Abdel Hafiz
2012
Mixed Media on Canvas - 200x300 cm
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