Mohamed Sabry is a unique artist who creates a special world inspired by a number of factors including the art of cave painting with its reductive approach, ancient Egyptian murals, the heritage of African masks, and modern art. This cultural background merged with a metaphysical world inhabited by dreams, a world that has always distinguished Sabry’s art.
Mohamed Sabry is an artist who gives free rein to his creativity, for he does not start with prior planning nor does he identify the components he is about to use in a given work of art. Those components—be they human beings, animals, birds, plants, or seas—come out as free as he is. He starts summoning the components of his works one by one so that each of them looks like it chose to be part of the artwork and even chooses where it would be situated on the surface, which shape it would take, and in what size it would be depicted. Components that belong to the same type are far from similar, hence emphasizing the natural law which asserts that no creature looks like another.
Mohamed Sabry is known for his choice and sophisticated use of colors, which include watercolors or ink, and brushes. Lines play a major part in the structure of his works. He does not cram his paintings with colors, which is attributed to his reductive approach in the choice of colors and the space each color occupies on the surface. For example, white becomes an essential part of the structure of his paintings rather than a background. This is especially the case in paintings whose structure depends on the choice of one major color.
Mohamed Sabry is also a talented sculptor and has a number of ceramic artworks.
The exhibition offers a creative experience that highlights Sabry’s exceptional talent and underlines his ability to occupy a prominent place in the contemporary art scene.
Dr. Moustafa Abdel MoatyNovember 2019