Past

Enchantment

Helmi El-Touni

20 February, 2015 - 10 March, 2015

 

 

 

 

Enchantment is rather novel in that it presents a series of stylized portraits that are inspired by and represent various Egyptian love songs.
But it’s also the choice of songs that have bred what is an interesting and engaging exhibition. The songs are simple, memorable and have come to be associated with popular Egyptian colloquialism
Apart from its novelty itself, it’s the overall aesthetic tone of El-Toni’s work compliments the concept behind ‘Enchantment’ perfectly; his pieces are playful, almost cartoonish in appearance – the perfect quality for his lively interpretations.

About the Artist

Helmi is one of the Arab World’s best book cover illustrators and graphic designers. He has written and illustrated several children’s books published by UN organizations in many languages. Helmi received various Arab and international awards, such as the Leipzig International Fair medal. He’s also held many solo exhibitions in most Arab countries and participated in many international group exhibitions. His works are characterized by symbolism inspired by folkloric and mythological patterns.

He studied art at The Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo, and holds a BA degree in theatrical design and painting. He has been involved in a variety of visual and fine arts activities, including publishing, puppet design for the puppet theater, and the development of national furniture patterns.

Artworks

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

50 x 60 CM

19.7 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

50 x 60 CM

19.7 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

50 x 60 CM

19.7 x 23.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 70 CM

23.6 x 27.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 70 CM

23.6 x 27.6 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

60 x 80 CM

23.6 x 31.5 Inch

Artwork Title

Painting

Oil on Canvas

70 x 100 CM

27.6 x 39.4 Inch

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