artist of the week: mehri khalil

Mehri Khalil is a true Egyptian gem. An underrated artist that I just discovered a while ago. She is also an art administrator and currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, where she's exploring the transcultural influences on art, specifically in the case of Egyptian artists in Paris between the 1920s and 1960s

 mehri khalil

mehri khalil

The combination of her angular style, earthy colour palette and symmetrical compositions create her visually stimulating paintings of constructed figures and objects. I'm also a massive fan of the direction she chooses in representing the Egyptian folksy and oriental concept merged with a cubist approach. 

She is also represented by UBUNTU gallery in Zamalek, which brings me to my next point. You can actually go see some of Khalil's paintings on display at the UBUNTU revisited exhibition in Zamalek till August 14th. 

 My favourite by far! I want this in my room.

My favourite by far! I want this in my room.

Below are some more of my favourites:

For more on Mehri Khalili, visit her website here.

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All images courtesy of Mehri Khalil