Nagla Samir

Art Projects

Photography & Digital Image

City Scape

2009

125 x 140 cm
125 x 140 cm

The concept of City Scape is based on my previous collective "Winged" 2005. style.

Inspired by advertising billboards that invade the city scape, I started playing with the concept as social teasers, to enhance the statement of the effect of the media on shaping perception and triggering desire when least expected.

It must be the unspoken and hidden statement under social and cultural pressure, a maneuver to veil by assumption, yet reveal beyond exposure!

Perfect beings are manifested, and wings cover most of the figure while maintaining the original form that is gracefully beautiful yet seductive. The wings are those of a locust, an insect known to invade in massive numbers, consuming all and leaving damage and infertility in its wake.

City Scape is the master piece, City Scape 2x2 refers in its structure to the Ancient Egyptian concept of repetition in displaying perfection.

Both were part of the "Undercurrent" Egyptian Contemporary Art Show, Artsawa, Dubai, U.A.E.