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Transcendence by Akram Fadl, Graphite and White Pastel on Strathmore Paper, 12 x 9.5
 
THE FIGURE IN MOTION
 
AKRAM FADL
 
Solo Exhibition
Feb 1 - 18, 2018
 
Opening Reception 
Thursday, February 1, 6:00-9:00pm
 
Dacia Gallery is pleased to present a selection of recent drawings by Egyptian artist Akram Fadl. Using pencil on paper as his medium, he is always in search for the perfect moment where there is a created tension between the static, dynamic, spontaneous and the staged. Allowing the figures to create their own sense of motion through subtle gestures and movements.
 
ARTIST BIO 
 
Akram Fadl is a Cairo based Egyptian Artist. He received his BFA in painting from the faculty of fine arts, University of Alexandria 2004. Akram’s work is a reflection of visual experiences and personal discoveries that aims to understand more about the human figure, both its physical and metaphysical presence. His work is driven by the challenge in depicting the figure in its various dynamic expressions with emphasis on anatomy. Despite having a BFA, Akram had to re-introduce himself to different academic approaches when drawing the figure; through studying the old masters, understanding our anatomical structure from books, as well as drawing from life. He participated in over 14 different group exhibitions nationally and internationally. As well as having solo shows in Cairo, Egypt and now at Dacia Gallery in New York City.
 
ARTIST STATEMENT
 
Akram uses his figurative approach in drawing to study emotions associated with remoteness, seclusion, and isolation. Retaining a sense of privacy, where the viewer is almost placed behind glass, one is drawn-in to establish a connection with the image, slowly exploring its dimension and figurative expression. Some symbolic elements are added to put more emphasis on emotions, feelings, ideas, and sometimes subjectivity rather than pure realism.
 
The Artist
 
Rising Figure by Akram Fadl, Graphite and White Pastel on Strathmore Paper, 12x9
 
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