“Greek artist surprises with non controversial art”

by Mariam Hamdy

Greek artist surprises with non controversial art

By   Mariam Hamdy /Special to Daily News Egypt

October 18, 2011, 6:41 pm


With no prior knowledge of Greek artist Yorgos Papageorgiou or his work, this was one of the few times I attend an opening with no preconceptions. But what I found at the Mashrabiya Gallery was a truly pleasant surprise.

 It's been some time since I came across an exhibition that does not attempt to be controversial. Lately paintings, and artwork in general, have been loaded with concepts, almost always running the risk of falling short of representing them. In the midst of all the contemporary work being churned out by artists all over the world, and particularly in our uncertain times in Egypt, artwork has been riddled with profound meanings meant to jar the viewer into a sense of reality numbed by the media, hearsay and general indifference. However, we forget a very simple truth that this collection of paintings at Mashrabiya so plainly presents: that art can be just beautiful.... read here