Guirguis Lotfy

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Guirguis Lotfy (1955) lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the Alexandria Faculty of Fine Arts in 1980, Lotfy earned his Master’s Degree in Coptic Painting from the 4th to the 8th  Century in 1990. In 1994 he graduated with a PhD in Coptic Art and its influence on Modern Art from the Cairo Faculty of Fine Arts. Lotfy is interested in Pharaonic, Islamic... Read moreGuirguis Lotfy (1955) lives and works in Alexandria, Egypt. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the Alexandria Faculty of Fine Arts in 1980, Lotfy earned his Master’s Degree in Coptic Painting from the 4th to the 8th  Century in 1990. In 1994 he graduated with a PhD in Coptic Art and its influence on Modern Art from the Cairo Faculty of Fine Arts. Lotfy is interested in Pharaonic, Islamic and Coptic culture. As an artist, he seeks to resuscitate an ancient Egyptian elaborate painting technique practised two millennia ago in religious iconography and the famed Fayoum Portraits and uses bee wax or tempera colours dissolved in egg yolk and gold leaf. For Guirguis Lotfy, the ancient serves the present and Egypt is both one and many. It is yesterday, today and tomorrow; it is his primary source of pride and he intends to make it eternal. Lotfy had several exhibitions, among others: Les Mémoires de Guirguis, French Cultural Center, Alexandria, 2014; Heya Di Masr Ya Abla, ArtTalks, Egypt, 2013.

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