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Gamil Gabra self-portrait in oil



 

Gamil's World of Art

During different periods I will exhibit different subjects executed with many different techniques.
Experimentation a complete trip in my world of art.
I do a lot of different things but I paint what makes me happy! And people realize it with their own eyes.
During my life I always dedicate myself to art and to continue my artistic development.
I am able to change technique and in dependence of the subject I have to feel what colors and technique and forms I have to use to express my artistic feelings. I became professional artist with all the techniques as: oil painting, watercolors and gouache, pencil drawing and lithography.
I like to paint people because I believe that people are the best subject, moods feeling and characters are what I am interested in.
It's amazing how much the eye sees and the mind retains. An artist always relies on his memory bank as he prints.
Through perhaps unconsciously but the eye tends to be lazy and must be trained to see. It is possible to look without seeing. You have to look everything with the painter's eyes.
Through the years I found my art and my colors. I express myself through particular compositions and light-games, through the use of explosive colors and particular motives.

 

Lithography

In this period the gallery will contain an exposition of my lithography. They represent the work I have done during many years in Uppsala. The sites containe many of the cultural and academic views of the town.
I do lithography with transparent colors so to let the under-layers show through.
The lithography process is composed by six to nine different films (colors). The process starts by drawing with pencil in black and white. After I finished my films with all the different colors, there is the mixing of the different layers and colors. Finally through an aluminum plate there is printing of the lithography on paper.

 

Here is my pallet as I set it out:

French ultramarine blue
Blue light
Magenta
Cobalt violet
Cadmium orange
Burnt Siena deep
Cadmium lemon yellow
Cadmium scarlet
Ivory black (not so often used)
Turquoise (blue light and yellow mix)