George El Masry

"Obscure memory,", 2008
24" x 24" (60.96 cm x 60.96 cm)
Oil and mixed media on canvas
Courtesy of the artist
Estimated Value: $3,000
Starting bid: $750

 

George El Masry was born in Egypt. He received his BFA and MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York.  He has exhibited at the Ben Shahn Gallery of William Paterson University and, most recently, at the Skoto Gallery, New York.


Artist statement:

"For me, painting is knowledge, salvation, power, abandonment.  Painting is theosophy — that is the mental or visionary penetration of the entire hierarchy of a spiritual universe and carnal world. The process of painting unites a certain mode of cognition, a higher gnosis, a speculative knowledge of traditional information, and the most personal, interior experience.

Experience, memory, images, desire and impulses--like scattered inscriptions from an Egyptian temple--all shape a body of abstract, creative thought that awakens the mind and spirit."


 

 

Obsecure Memory
Obsecure Memory
Alwan Auction 2016

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