“Al-Burullus Inspirations” is the theme title of the most recent exhibition at Picasso Art Gallery in Zamalek, Cairo, by Egyptian artist Ibrahim Ghazala. It runs till 5 November.
In 33 paintings and innovative formations inspired by Lake Burullus in the mid-Delta, Ghazala depicts the lake with an oriental print that reflects how deeply influenced he is by his environment and heritage.
Lake Burullus is one of Egypt’s gorgeous travel destinations; a natural reserve protected area. It has 28 islands separated by large distances, and inhabited by a number of families and fishermen.
Ghazala’s paintings are rich in warm colours and expressed in impressionist style. He captures scenes of the Egyptian landscape through using elements and symbols that enrich the painting surface. His artworks reflect deep insight into the subject matter, the beauty he sees in nature, as well as his passion for colour. Through light and shade, Ghazala’s personal sensation gives viewers a feel of optimism and natural beauty.
This exhibition is an addition to Ghazala’s rich artistic credit. Graduated from Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, he is today assistant professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Minya. He held many solo exhibitions and participated in collective ones in European and Arab countries. His paintings are among the acquisitions of the Egyptian Modern Art Museum, the conference hall in Al-Ahram building, and the Tito museum in Belgrade.
24 October 2017