Artist, Comissioned by Julius Baer
Can you tell us a little about your commissioned work for the Julius Baer lounge at Art Dubai?
Having a Swiss-Egyptian background, I am delighted to show my artwork for the first time in the Middle East after having exhibited my work throughout Europe and North America.
At the Julius Baer lounge, I will be showcasing my latest artworks, chosen specifically and made exclusively for the occasion, unique hand-woven textile objects, based on drawings.
Geometric abstraction can sometimes be thought of as a language in and of itself. What are you hoping to communicate to the lounge visitors?
I have always been interested in abstract art as it stands at the beginning of any human culture and can be found in historic artefacts, architectures, textiles and pottery. Abstract art has always had a meaning, be it through its connection with spiritual representation, joy, play or rhythm, harmony or order, artistic ideas or researching new forms. It can be everything and I believe it’s universal and timeless. Maybe my artwork can communicate this and more, since every visitor is free to judge, guess and to understand.