Nagla Samir

Art Projects

Photography & Digital Image

Winged

2005

70 x 40 x 8 cm
70 x 40 x 8 cm
70 x 40 x 8 cm
70 x 40 x 8 cm
60 x 140 x 6 cm
3 Prints 180 x 190 cm
Venyl mounted on MDF
Acrylic lazer router engraved
and lit hanging in fore ground
from ceiling

The work questions the concept of disappearing of the body or features for the light. An attempt to appreciate the aesthetics of the human figure as body for the soul, in a spiritual expression taking the audience beyond the daring nature of the nude photography.

Light was both graphically represented, and utilized in its physical sense, as the art works were printed on multiple transparent backlit sheets, layered against light boxes, and installed in a light free space.

The images present digitally manipulated photomontages, lighting effects, Arabic and English type, in addition to experimenting with Shodo (Zen calligraphy).

Winged was first exhibited in 2005 at the Gezira Art Center, Cairo, Egypt. Parts of the collective were exhibited later 2006 in Algeria.