MOHAMED ABD ELMONEIM
The structure of artist and scholar Mohamed El Moneim’s paintings diverges from the ordered, logical compositions of what is materially real. His works embody a logic of their own, one that takes them closer to the mythological, a space between the conscious and the unconscious, the real and the unreal.
His artworks transform the real into its psychological dimensions. Natural proportions and orders are eschewed in his paintings to reflect Abdel ElMoneim’s internal sense of the different elements and the relationships between them.
The artist’s singular logic appears in how he connects images in a single painting. Shapes and elements that recur throughout his work carry resonances of another world, one that is totally the artist’s own. His compositions interweave many symbols, including fish and snakes among others, that appear inside one another at times and on top of one another at others. Motivation for the work stems not from an interest in capturing the materially real but arises from different dimensions, where the artist’s mental concepts gain precedence over any fidelity to the natural.
Supported by the European Union through MInnA Platform.