Welcome to mo*star art by Mo Negm. مو*ستار أرت

 

"Learning to Walk" series.

"Change II", 2017, 150 cm by 100 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Change II", 2017, 150 cm by 100 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Change", 2016, 120 cm by 50 cm, Mixed Media - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
"Change", 2016, 120 cm by 50 cm, Mixed Media - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
"Each Flower Blooms Differently", 2016, 90 cm by 70 cm, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
"Each Flower Blooms Differently", 2016, 90 cm by 70 cm, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas.
"Progress II" - October 2016, 100 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Progress II" - October 2016, 100 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Progress" - August 2016, 100 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Progress" - August 2016, 100 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Walk a Mile in My Shoes III" - October 2016, 30 cm by 21 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Walk a Mile in My Shoes III" - October 2016, 30 cm by 21 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Listening to History (Learning from the Past)", 1.2 m by 1 m, March 2016, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas.
"Listening to History (Learning from the Past)", 1.2 m by 1 m, March 2016, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas.
"(Ancient) Egyptian Parents" - 2015, 90 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"(Ancient) Egyptian Parents" - 2015, 90 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Doubt is the First Grade of Conviction", 2015, 1 m by 80 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Doubt is the First Grade of Conviction", 2015, 1 m by 80 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Family / Shukr (Thanks)", 2015, 90 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.
"Family / Shukr (Thanks)", 2015, 90 cm by 70 cm, Oil on Canvas.

"Jeem", 50 cm by 50 cm, 2015, Oil on Canvas, and "3ayn / Eye", 50 cm by 50 cm, 2015, Oil on Canvas.

Human II series.

"Children of Adam", 2014, 1.2 m by 80 cm, Acrylic on Canvas.
"Children of Adam", 2014, 1.2 m by 80 cm, Acrylic on Canvas.
"Human II", one of three (2014, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Human II", one of three (2014, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Human II", two of three (2014, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Human II", two of three (2014, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Human II", three of three (2014, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Human II", three of three (2014, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Where Do the Children Play"? Acrylic on Canvas, 1.2m by 50cm).
"Where Do the Children Play"? Acrylic on Canvas, 1.2m by 50cm).

"DemocKorsy / Project Masr (Egypt)" series.

Responding to recent events in Egypt, here are some of my thoughts... a Korsy is a chair, in the Arabic language. The art of disagreement...

Ancient Egyptian II (60cm by 40cm) 2014 Acrylic on Canvas.
Ancient Egyptian II (60cm by 40cm) 2014 Acrylic on Canvas.
"Cairo Taxi in motion" (1 m by 50 cm, Oil on Canvas).
"Cairo Taxi" 1 m by 50 cm, Oil on Canvas).

"Albena 3ala Masr (Our Heart is with Egypt)".

 I'm very pleased to share with you that Saatchi Online have chosen my painting, "Albena 3ala Masr (Our Heart is with Egypt)", to be featured in the collection on their homepage, "Originals for $1000 and Under".

The selection was handpicked... by the Chief Curator and Director of the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca Wilson, which makes the news all the more valued to me. I especially value that this painting is close to my heart, and meant so much for me to create at the time.

Albena 3ala Masr - Our Hearts are with Egypt (1m by 80cm, Acrylic, relief, manipulation)
Albena 3ala Masr - Our Hearts are with Egypt (1m by 80cm, Acrylic, relief, manipulation)

BBC World News interview.

BBC World News asked to interview me about my Egypt inspired paintings - to mark two years since the Revolution began. The show was live around the World... here is the video of "Impact". It's an interesting discussion, and I'm glad that my paintings, in the news studio background, evoke a sense of events in Egypt. Please click on the photo to see the YouTube video.

"Mark Maker" documentary short.

This film portrait, by Documentary Maker Chris Dias, observes and follows the journey of one of my paintings seeing what art really means to me and how it expresses what I feel about the changes in Egypt; an issue that is close to my heart and the hearts of many other British Egyptians.

New portrait, "(Ancient) Egyptian Fayyoum Painting".

"Gaia" - Live painting at Mozilla Firefox, exhibited at Whitechapel Gallery.

  

New Monoprints. "Human Emotions" series.

I've been experimenting with creating Monoprints, as the most painterly print technique. The focus on light and dark is intriguing to me. I admire the way these faces, for me, attempt to capture a range of human emotions familiar to us all.

Dahab - International Art Residency.

I'm honoured to share with you that I've been selected for an International Art Residency in Egypt, Dahab at ElSahara, Red Sea Resort... to explore the subtle and unique colours in the corals, and to create art that responds to Dahab's landscape isA. I've recently exhibited my Art in the "International Dahab Underwater Art Festival" where my paintings were submerged in the Red Sea.

 

I'd never before experienced anything like this, or dived..."Underwater Art Festival" provided the chance to absorb the environment - to think, learn, observe, and write about it...I'll return perhaps later for my Residency. To keep in touch with the progress of my Residency in Dahab, and underwater adventures click here to see the pictures, or click on the poster design.

Amnesty International - Live painting.

 


*Live Painting in Trafalgar Square* - as part of the Amnesty International Demo for a 'Human Rights Revolution' in the Middle East! 12 - 2pm, freezing cold, great atmosphere, thousands in the square, flags, sounds, sights. Special thanks go to http://amnesty.org.uk/index.asp  Amnesty Audio Clip - a few words about my motivation for the painting. http://audioboo.fm/boos/663429-live-painting-for-feb11global. Click on the image for a picture album, showing the painting in progress and events of the day. The painting is now at home in the Amnesty HQ, London.

Syrian Roses (1.5m by 50cm)
Syrian Roses (1.5m by 50cm)

Project Masr (Egypt).

Events in Egypt, over the past few years, have taken over my thoughts. And so here is my artistic response...painted at different times, some more hopeful than others. More Egypt inspired paintings can be found here. 

 

Pheonix Rising (1.2m by 40cm)
Pheonix Rising (1.2m by 40cm)
Red Square 2.0 (1.2m by 50cm).
Red Square 2.0 (1.2m by 50cm).
Red Square 3.0 (1m by 70cm).
Red Square 3.0 (1m by 70cm).
The Revolution will be Digitised (50cm by 25cm).
The Revolution will be Digitised (50cm by 25cm).
Egyptian Blue III
Egyptian Blue III
Korsi – Chair, after Van Gogh 1888 (1m by 80cm).
Korsi – Chair, after Van Gogh 1888 (1m by 80cm).
Visions of Cairo.
Visions of Cairo.
Alex Taxi.
Alex Taxi.
Cairo Nocturne I.
Cairo Nocturne I.
Cairo Nocturne II.
Cairo Nocturne II.

"Crying Dome" series...

Crying Dome II
Crying Dome II
I've created a short video showing the beginning stages of painting 'Crying Dome II' - here you can see the background being painted in as well as the Dome beginning to take shape.
Crying Dome III (1.2m by 1m) Revisited
Crying Dome III (1.2m by 1m) Revisited
Crying Dome IV (1.2m by 1m)
Crying Dome IV (1.2m by 1m)

"Friendly Fire" (photograph of a sculpture - wood, veneer, with mother of pearl patterns, metal ring).