A beautiful portrait of an African woman, which reflects the artist environment as an Egyptian artist and a part of Africa.
Alaa Lotfy (°1973, Cairo, married, have one son and 3 cats:) makes paintings and drawings. By choosing mainly formal solutions, Lotfy makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times; they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing.
His works are based on formal associations which open a unique poetic vein. Multilayered images arise in which the fragility and instability of our seemingly certain reality is questioned. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, he tries to develop forms that do not follow logical criteria, but are based only on subjective associations and formal parallels, which incite the viewer to make new personal associations.
Since an early age my life has centered around art and the drive to create it. I believe the aesthetic experience occurs in a personal moment when the viewer sees art. I create images for that moment. Oil Paint and Watercolor had always been my choice of media to reflect the outer world, however now fast computing capabilities provide the tools to render my vibrant inner world.
Born in Cairo, Egypt 1973. Live and work in Cairo.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.