Georges Fikry Ibrahim, a professor in the faculty of art education at Helwan University, Cairo, has developed a special technique for using collage in his large-scale works. He places layers of paper on a support, then paints and often decorates it in gold leaf. He renders figures and articles from the world of objects in abstract style. Egyptian culture and its roots is his major theme. Ancient writing including hieroglyphs are among the cultural and philosophical symbols he uses to show the way of life in Egyptian society. He also uses elements of sacred architecture and art, such as pyramids, temples, the royal pharaohs, tombs, old Coptic monasteries, Islamic architecture, folkloric elements and narrations.
Georges Fikry Ibrahim has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Kunstmuseum Bonn; El Arousa, Ahmed Shawki Museum, Cairo; the 52nd International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia, 2007; The American University in Cairo; Zamalek Arts Complex, Cairo; the International Cairo Bienniale; and the Egyptian Cultural Office Center in Rome.
Born in Cairo, 1963 | Lives and works in Cairo
GEORGES FIKRY IBRAHIM
The Farmer, 2006, mixed media on paper, 11.2 x 7.8 feet/3.4 x 2.4 meters