Both artists interpret in their own style on paper, bronze and fiberglass the penetrability to view the depth and dimension of a person- a work of reflection and projection -
The over layers and the cross section of what we see and what others let us see is a more or less long process to discover the depth of one person and dive into the process of lamination to reach down each and every section; A voyage inside a shell and a mirror.
Just like the “Passenger side view mirror “on cars where you read "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear “, comprehending and seizing the real dimension of one person is not accurately defined. This written sign is a safety warning to drive safely but in real life people do not come with this label .
we must bear in mind this cautionary advise.
Most of the Human beings are not what they project as we are all made of layers , visible and invisible ; those around us could see through but perception is not that easy for most of us because the exteriors can dissimulate the undercoat section of our complexity.
To build sane relationships, one must tear down the invisible curtain people cover their layers with intentionally as a way of protection or wittiness or out of fear or they are unintentionally hiding in their shell.
In real life just like through the convex mirror , we look and focus but we fail to see the things being located furthest within one person .
we searches and probes the innermost of people to discover and touch realities and substance.
So many reasons are building this undercoating which is sometimes hermetic but other times it is easy to intrude / access and polish the tints .
We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another, unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made of layers, cells, constellations. Anais Nin
Mariam Faried (1986 ) ,
Graduated from Faculty of Arts, Helwan University, 2006
Mariam uses paper and a cutter to create colorful, highly intricate works of art that boggle the mind.
Unlike most painters or artists, the most important tools in her work are not only paintbrushes but needles, cutters.
There is always a new way to use paper! Pierce, shred, carve and slice it is an intricate art of paper perforation technique to create extreme embroidery.
Paper is a material which offers many textures, aspects, and colors for her to mix all these possibilities and she also makes time for playing with other material like silver strings, gold-leaf and acrylic.
Her tool arsenal evokes fire outburst, transparency and other elements for paper cutting to become an extension of painting.
Paper is central to Mariam Faried; her mastered technique is driven to produce such elaborate confections from this humblest of material.
She is inspired by the contemporary paper cutting to Japanese Katagami stencils, Mexican Papel Picado and the medieval practice of excising illuminations from manuscripts.
Engy El-Bouliny (1993)
Graduated in 2016 from Faculty of Fine arts Alexandria University, Sculpture department.
Participated in several group exhibitions and artistic competitions including: 24th Youth Salon , 2013. Youth Art Competition at the Freedom Center for Creativity, second session. The university's arts competition for sculpture and graphics, Vision and Identity workshop at Mahmoud Saeed Museum, the annual combined workshop - Granite Carving, 2015. The Competition of Fine Arts at the Freedom Center for Creativity, third session, 2016. ArtNest Group exhibition at ArtTalks Gallery, 2020.
“People are sociable by nature, and they always want to form relationships and build bonds with one another. Human beings cannot live in isolation, but we are so different from one another in terms of characters and in how we bond, share, express and show. Therefore, human relationships are the mirror of the soul, they reveal our hidden sides, and this is what determines the status of each of us.
This interaction of souls is what I wanted to embody in different angles of my sculptures so that we can relate and translate them. But in the end everyone's perspective will always be different from the other.”
Art Talks Egypt, 8 El Kamel Mohamed Street. Zamalek. Fourth floor., Cairo, Egypt