Farouk Hosny was born in the Mediterranean town of Alexandria in the early 1940’s. Educated in Alexandria, Hosny graduated from the Alexandria academy of arts in 1964. Hosny was appointed upon graduation as director of Anfoushy cultural palace in Alexandria and later moved to Paris as cultural attaché in charge of the Egyptian cultural center in Paris. Hosny was honored at an early age to become assume the prestigious position of handling the Egyptian academy of arts in Rome. Upon his great success in the Rome academy, he was chosen as the minister of culture of Egypt to his retirement in 2011.
Farouk Hosny is well-known for his unique abstract style in art. His works were exhibited in the most important museums, exhibitions and art centers in the world where he was introduced by the most important art critics including Jessica Winegar, Dan Cameron, Philippe de Montebello of the USA, Michel Nuridsany from France, Enzo Bilardello, Giovanni Carladente, Lorenza Troki and Maria Trenga Benedetti from Italy.
His works have been exhibited in several international museums including the Metropolitan museum, Houston museum of Fine Arts, Fort Lauderdale in Miami, the National Museum of Vienna, le Vittoriano Museum in Rome, Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, Tokyo Art Museum in addition to several Arab and Egyptian Museums.
Composed with exquisite balance, enigmatic imagery and a dynamic palette, Hosny´s paintings speak the language of the modern world. Through his use of abstraction, Hosny has transformed the eternal signs of his native country into restless, calligraphic gestures using vivid colors evocative of the Egyptian landscape: the blacks of sudden nightfall, the blues of sea water, the whites of limestone, the violets of the Sinai mountain range, the burning ochres of the desert, the green of the flowing Nile, the grays of ancient stones, and the oranges of flaming sunsets.
Duet Group Limited is delighted to be associated with Artspace gallery as sponsor to highlight the beautiful hard work and art expressed by Farouk Hosny who is taking on an original and innovative challenge, much like those that Duet Group take on every day in the search for unique solutions for its clients.
Enabling people to see the artwork of Middle Eastern Artist’s is something that Duet Group is very proud to be associated with. We believe that our success is linked to the achievements of the communities in which we operate, and that access to the arts is an integral part of a healthy society.
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