The Work of Adel Gorgy

Adel Gorgy, in his long artistic journey as a photographer, has never ceased to venture into the spheres of realism or the hidden and concealed.  In different expressive works, whether representational, conceptual or abstract, he blurs the boundaries between photography and painting, and clearly enjoys a continued desire to experiment and to change.  As Picasso said, “art is the play of the spirit.”  And as the Sufi saying goes, “There is no repetition In the manifestation of the Divine.”  In art, such manifestation can be made visible.

The images, rich in content and technical skill, play the same role as the cards of the Tarot or the verses of a Haiku.  They become instruments of awakening and awareness--primarily for the artist, but then for the viewer.  In these photographs, the artist, the camera, the image, the collective subconscious, and the moment are one.

His black and white work represents the ultimate conquest in the visual duel of light and shadow, while his color work transcends the limitations of realism, venturing into territories once limited to the art of painting, drawing or even sculpture.

These images, in their diversity, are the artist’s way of trying to overcome the conflict of dualism, by uniting the real and the imagined, and at the same time, the image and viewer.  Finally, we may ask ourselves, why did the artist keep this work to himself for so long?  Maybe the answer is that, for many artists, the work is a personal journey of discovery of life and of themselves, and those discoveries can only be shared after one has arrived.

Nabil Naoum

 
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Nabil Naoum is a novelist, independent curator and art critic who works and lives in Paris.
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