El Sawy Culture Wheel, Cairo, Egypt

We are pleased to announce Majd Kudieh’s exhibition in Egypt, STEALINGSADNESS at the El Sawy Culture Wheel in Cairo, from 12 June to 19 June 2019. The exhibition will present several new works on paper and canvas by the acclaimed artist to the Egyptian audiences for the first time.

Artist Majd Kurdieh’s practice incorporates painting, drawing, and literature using recurring figures that stand to tell a story, usually carrying a strong moral and positive reinforcement that the artist projects into the world. Kurdieh turned to more childlike paintings in which he incorporates strong literary and story-telling techniques. He paints recurring whimsical characters that seem to narrate a story. Over the past four years, the artist has created a ‘cast of characters’, the two main ones being the Fasaeen (Arabic for ‘tiny ones’). The stories told through the representation of these figures are not specific stories that the artist references but rather ones that could apply to any viewer, leaving room for personal interpretation. The Fasaeen, one boy (Fasoon) and one girl (Fasooneh), always smiling despite the fact their world is filled with hardships, are usually accompanied by other characters.

June 19, 2019