Rabab Nemr
Helwa Ya Baladi

From: 18-4-2015 To: 11-5-2015
 
Zamalek Art Gallery Exhibitions for the artist:
Patience is a virtue 19-02-2017
Charity Exhibition 03-06-2016
Helwa Ya Baladi 18-04-2015
MASTERPIECES XI 01-08-2013
IN THE LOVE OF ALEXANDRIA 14-04-2013
MASTERPIECES X 25-07-2012
Mother Egypt Exhibition 06-03-2011
Masterpieces VIII 08-08-2010
RABAB NEMR - The Sea at Anfoushi 11-04-2010
Masterpieces VII 12-07-2009
Charity Exhibition 17-05-2009
Masterpieces VI 14-07-2008
Rabab Nemr - Drawing - Ink on paper 20-04-2008
Masterpieces V 15-06-2007
Rabab Nemr 2007 11-04-2007
Masterpieces IV 17-06-2006
Masterpieces III 16-07-2005
Black.. White.. Color.. 27-02-2005
Masterpieces II 27-06-2004
Generation in Contemporary Art 30-10-2001
Collection 00-00-0000

The human dimension has always been the pivotal force driving the artistic vision of Rabab Nemr. When viewing this artists works, it is often difficult to distinguish between the male and female figures despite the fact that the latter pre-dominate in these depictions. Regardless of this ambivalence, however, both male and female figures embody Nemrs concept of human quintessence.

A host of nautical elements -fishermen and their boats various sea creatures seagulls- are ingrained in the heart and mind of Nemr, who grew up in Al Anfooshy, inhabiting the world of this artist, against the backdrop of the sea, now treacherous and roiling, now calm and bounteous.

In the midst of such a vibrant setting, it is the human persona in this artists works, whether in black and white or in colour, that shoulders the burden of human cares.We can see this in the way the subjects eyes gaze into the distance towards the mysterious horizon, the meeting point of sea and sky, where the unknown lies hidden, an enigmatic, unseeing gaze characteristic of Ancient Egyptian sculptures.We sense in these works a metaphysical tinge enveloped by a warmly romantic, dream-like aura.

Early on, the works of Rabab Nemr envisioned the need, even the demand, for some kind of revolutionary action.Filling these pictures were human images, a veritable swarm standing united, reminiscent of those in the main squares of the Revolution.Even before the Revolution actually broke out, this phenomenon was observed by art critics who recognized it as the catalyst to the revolution against human oppression.During this phase, colour abdicated its ascendancy, allowing black and white to take center stage as the medium of revolutionary expression, intensifying and transforming the soundless gaze featured in the works into vociferous cries resonating through the very fabric of the picture.The crowding and cohesion of human beings urged a mass fusion against injustice, an assertion of ones right to a dignified life enacted during the January 25 and June 3 popular uprisings.

These revolutionary movements were embraced and glorified by women, whose presence in the Revolution added a dynamic new force, radiating a kind of energy, and a sense of hope for Egypts future, so much so that the whole country was alight with optimism; truly, women emerged as iconic figures in the revolutionary movement.

It is in tribute to the special contributions of Egypts women that Rabab Nemr is exhibiting this collection today.

Rabab Nemr employs signature techniques in putting together an artistic work.Utilizing clearly defined components and with man as the centerpiece, the artist begins her composition by assembling a skeleton group of close-knit elements on the canvas. She demonstrates mastery in creating abstract constructions whose elements are dictated by organic cohesion calculated in the distribution of space shadow and light black and white colour all of which are executed with balanced precision culminating in a picture in the form of a tightly constructed abstract symphony. Breaks in the music and definition of space in abstract art become a dynamic and compelling element reinforcing the compositional content.

Having satisfactorily completed the actual design, the artist commences a painstaking process which I believe to be unparalleled by other artists.As commonly known, the dimensions of Nemrs pictures cover an extremely large expanse in proportion to the technical detail expended.The artist is greatly skilled and precise in complex executions using a Rapidograph pen of a nib size of 1 to 2 at the most.

From the perspective of our shared lives as artists, I cannot help but notice, when utilizing this pen, how utterly engrossed this artist is by her canvas, the way her fingers grasp the pen, which in her hands seems transformed into a chisel wielded by a sculptor working with granite.Actually, she is in a sense sculpting her elements onto paper in such a state of absorption that she seems to merge with her pencil and canvas, poring over it for long hours each day, tirelessly and single-mindedly, almost in a kind of rapture.

Once the distribution of black and white spacing is complete in relation to shadow and light, the picture emerges in its complete state as a composition built on the interplay between black and white.It could, as a matter of fact, be displayed right then, from my point of view as an observer of each artistic stage.To the artist, however, the picture in its black and white state is merely a phase in the process

The next stage involves laying colour over the black and white surface, as if she had initially intended to base the entire construction on the value of colour.The final outcome is one of either the dominance of colour over the whole picture, or a fusion of colour with black and white.

As far as Rabab Nemr is concerned, pictorial composition rests on intense awareness of two basic artistic elements: one that is compatible with modernity and its emphasis on science as evidenced by the architectural and mathematical installations emerging from the scientific application of its theories in Cubist innovations in the early 20th century; and another spiritual and expressive state that is seen in the eyes of the human figures in Nemrs works.Her paintings affirm this intellectual and spiritual plenitude that are essentially human attributes.

Actually, Rabab Nemrs artworks are a testament to the state of equilibrium inherent in man. God bestowed on man a thinking mind, a spirituality that is elevated by creativity in order to connect with the essence of existence.

Dr. Mostafa Abdel-Moity

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
BALADI002
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70x100 cm
Available
BALADI003
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI001
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 50X95 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI004
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 75X100 cm
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BALADI005
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 50X78 cm
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BALADI006
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 50X68 cm
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BALADI007
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 75X100 cm
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BALADI008
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
Museum Collection
BALADI009
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI010
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70x100 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI011
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI012
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
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BALADI014
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
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BALADI015
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI016
Rabab Nemr
2013
INK ON PAPER - 70X100 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI017
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 100X150 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI018
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 110X180 cm
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BALADI019
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 120X120 cm
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BALADI020
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 75X120 cm
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BALADI021
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 120X120 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI022
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 120X120 cm
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BALADI023
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 120x120 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI024
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 75x150 cm
Private Acquisitions
BALADI025
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 75X150 cm
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BALADI026
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 75X150 cm
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BALADI027
Rabab Nemr
2014
INK ON PAPER - 75X150 cm
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BALADI028
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 80x150 cm
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BALADI029
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 100X150 cm
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BALADI030
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 100X150 cm
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BALADI031
Rabab Nemr
2015
INK ON PAPER - 56X76 cm
Private Acquisitions
DISPALY001
Rabab Nemr
2015
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DISPLAY002
Rabab Nemr
2015
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