The Self & The Other by Sobhy Guirguis

Dr Sobhy Guirguis (1929-2013) was undoubtedly a lonesome Genius and one of Egypt’s top contemporary artists. Instantly recognizable, Guirguis’ works – both sculptures and paintings – consist of abstract geometric shapes based on figurative implications, combining outstanding technical skills and an unbeatable intimate appeal – all in an utterly childish, utopian, naïve manner. Living and building a world of his own, Guirguis succeeded in mixing innocence and freedom in a semi-minimalist way – whereby the child inside the man overwhelms his character and consequently his works.