ArtTalks will present Alexandria-based artist Hady Boraey’s first solo exhibition ‘Beyond Borders’ on March 11 at 7:00 pm as part of their mission to display Egypt’s most talented emerging artists.
Boraey’s work in Beyond Borders has been a cooperation work of an imaginary journey of what he imagines beyond the borders of home, the earth, and the mind. His paintings depict the illusion of a better life with metaphors for the idea that the “grass is always greener on the other side.”
Boraey worked on the temptation and hope of Egyptian youth who long to leave their country or their current life to a “better place” or even escape their everyday troubles through a more psychological border.
He makes a point that although each person has their own fears and dreams in their comfort zone, there is love and pain everywhere and the concept of the “grass is greener” is only an illusion and each person should tend their own grass rather than look for new ones.
Hady Boraey lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt and was part of forty group exhibitions in Egypt, Italy, UK, Switzerland, and the UAE with various awards and medals from Bibliotheca Alexandria and the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria.
He received a BFA (2005), MFA (2011) and a PhD (2013) from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Alexandria, with highest honors.
ArtTalks on March 11 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
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