Solo painting exhibition
Under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Nasser Ahmed Kamel,the Ambassador of the Egyptian Embassy in London
Andreas Georgiadis’ painting exhibition entitled “Crossing the Nile”, is presented at the Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau in London.
At the invitation of the Embassy of the Arab Republic in London, under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Nasser Ahmed Kamel, the Ambassador of the Egyptian Embassy in London, Andreas Georgiadis presents a group of works created last 4 years, whose theme is the great river, which joins the north with the south of the Egyptian territories. The exhibition presented first time at Cairo Opera House, on May 2013. In this show the artist includes some remarkable works from his last solo exhibition entitled “The Alexandria Quartet” which was presented at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, October 2014.
The painter uses visual arts to narrate the journey of a Greek traveller in the 19th century. Starting out from Alexandria, at the time when Lawrence Durrell wrote his well known “Alexandria Quartet” the traveller traverses the Nile, making specific intermediate stops: Port Said, Damietta, Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, the Valley of Kings, Karnak, Edfu, Abu Simbel, Aswan.
Twenty works, all ink on paper, record images of this imaginary journey into the hinterland, impressions and memories, creating a subjective geography of memory, lost in time and in the history of Egyptian civilisation.
Renowned sights, such as the Pyramids; the Sphynx at the time it was being excavated; the palace of Hatshepsut; the Colossi of Memnon; the temple at Abu Simbel before it was transported to its current location; the temple at Edfu; the Mosque of Ibn Tulun, the oldest mosque in Cairo, all exist alongside simple everyday images: midnight walk in Corniche – Alexandria, fishermen along the banks of the Nile, a Coptic church, an alley in the old bazaar of El Khalili, the sail of a felucca as it sails the river waters, a small oasis in the middle of nowhere.
Egyptian Embassy in London,
London W1J 5BG