Gamal El Sagini
El-Sagini 100th anniversary

From: 23-4-2017 To: 16-5-2017
 
Zamalek Art Gallery Exhibitions for the artist:
El-Sagini 100th anniversary 23-04-2017
11-01-2015
GAMAL EL SAGINI 17-11-2013
MASTERPIECES XI 01-08-2013
SCULPTURES_ GAMAL AL SAGINI 18-11-2012
MASTERPIECES X 25-07-2012
GAMAL AL SAGINI Sculptures 31-10-2010
Panorama of Egyptian Sculpture 18-10-2009

Zamalek Art Gallery is curating and organizing Gamal El Sagini's 100th anniversary retrospective event at both Zamalek Art Gallery’s venues and at Mahmoud Mukhtar Museum.The exhibition will boast the artist’s wide range of expertise, from painting and sculpture to hammered copper and ceramics.

To say that Gamal El Sagini's pieces are strong and imposing would be an understatement. Like his work, El Sagini was one of those rare men of solid and stern principles. He's quoted to have said that "he would rather throw his work into the Nile than compromise on what he believes was supreme quality" by his son, Magd El Sagini, who once assisted his father to hurl sculptures and busts into the Nile for just that reason.

At the time of Gamal El Sagini's passing in 1977, his works were not given the credit they so certainly deserved. His son Magd, 23 at the time, held unto his works for 30 more years without ever exhibiting them, never feeling quite content with how and where to show the pieces that his father had poured his heart and soul in.

When Zamalek Art Gallery expressed their genuine interest in Gamal El Sagini's works, a long and flourishing friendship began where Magd had found the place that not only loved but presented the work with all its glory, and Zamalek Art Gallery won the trust of not one but two beloved artists, father and son.

Gamal El Sagini's love for Egypt drove him to shun those who could've helped him reach fame and glory during his day, in return for his standards and his beliefs. El Sagini opted for integrity- he believed that both him and his country deserved better. This unwavering strive to perfection is reflected in his work as well as in the fact that he only exhibited once every 8 to 10 years during his lifetime. According to Magd, "Each exhibition was a search and a message - not one of his pieces was done haphazardly". All of the Gamal El Sagini’s exhibitions, of which this retrospective is the fifth, were accomplished by Zamalek Art Gallery with just that sentiment in mind.

Through his unyielding approach to perfection, Gamal El Sagini lived his life and made his art the only way he knew how: with deep love, exceptional loyalty and a passionate strive towards Beauty at all costs. Magd inherited his father’s unwavering strive towards perfection, and to the day of his abrupt passing in 2015, he did nothing short of that towards his father’s memory.

Zamalek Art Gallery is honored to continue exhibiting Gamal El Sagini's work with this inspiring retrospective in only the way his son would allow it to be shown: as the work of an amazing artist who masterfully found his way into our hearts, our minds and our heritage.

 
Exhibition Collection:
All Collection   I   Available
GS-P001
Gamal El Sagini
Blowing Wind
February 1977
Oil Pastel on Paper - 13x19 cm cm
Available
GS-P002
Gamal El Sagini
Blowing
February 1977
Oil Pastel on Paper - 16x24 cm cm
Available
GS.HC011
Gamal El Sagini
The Night
1957
Hammered Copper - 33.5x31.5 cm
Available
GS.HC012
Gamal El Sagini
Motherhood
1957
Hammered Copper - 23.5x19.5 cm
Available
GS.HC017
Gamal El Sagini
War & Peace
1958
Hammered Copper - 65X39 cm
Available
GS.HC019
Gamal El Sagini
The Christ
1962
Hammered Copper - 52.5X26.5 cm
Available
GS.HC023
Gamal El Sagini
El Sagini
1967
Hammered Copper - 41x35 cm
Available
GS.HC024
Gamal El Sagini
The Artist
1967
Hammered Copper - 57X35 cm
Available
GS.HC026A
Gamal El Sagini
The Night
1967
Hammered Copper - 97x66 cm
Available
GS.HC026B
Gamal El Sagini
Detail... The Night
1967
Hammered Copper - 97x66 cm
Available
GS.HC026D
Gamal El Sagini
Detail... The Night
1967
Hammered Copper - 97x66 cm
Available
GS.HC028A
Gamal El Sagini
The Bride
11/10/1967
Hammered Copper - Dia 63 cm
Available
GS.HC028B
Gamal El Sagini
Detail... The Bride
11/10/1967
Hammered Copper - Dia 63 cm
Available
GS.HC029
Gamal El Sagini
The Blind Stomach
1968
Hammered Copper - Dia 60 cm
Available
GS.HC030
Gamal El Sagini
Love
1968
Hammered Copper - 26X53 cm
Available
GS.HC030B
Gamal El Sagini
Detail... Love
1968
Hammered Copper - 26X53 cm
Available
PES018
Gamal El Sagini
The Great Crossing Story of the Suez Canal
1973
Bronze - 127x38x57 cm
Artist Private Collection
   
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