In Depth: Abdel Fattah El Badry
Collected worldwide and exhibited locally and internationally, Abdel Fattah El Badry’s artworks are featured in the Egyptian Modern Art Museum due to his considerable influence on the art movement since the seventies. El Badry uses small brushes and usually paints on a small or medium canvas sizes, which explains how delicate his brushstrokes are.
Expressing himself through his signature minimal figures, the artist shapes crowd formations dressed in their country attires, folk dancing and celebrating. The way El Badry creates irregular compositions influences the viewer’s perspective and interpretation of the artist’s body of work.
El Badry is aiming to create a uniquely portrayed set of a warm Egyptian surrounding, which sends the viewers to a nostalgic emotional state of playing Egyptian games and having traditional gatherings. This pleasant feelings are created by using a contrasted palette. The artist is expressing his love for the nile and the country life using his decorative and representational style. The artist is expressing his love for the nile and the country life using his decorative and representational style.