Sabri Mansour

After being trained in academic institutions following Western practices, Sabri Mansour started his career by creating a visual language consisting of merging his classical training with ideas of abstraction derived from his cultural background. His inspiration was rooted in abstraction found in the art of ancient Egypt, the transfigurations in Coptic, and the organic figures and architectural patterns in Islamic design. Mansour’s world fuses elements from Egyptian myth, and rural landscape within an imaginary nocturnal environment. For him, identity is engaged in a process of becoming, which continuously struggles with existential and cosmic questions. He is in a constant search for visual relationships with self and the communal, the terrestrial and the celestial, the temporal present and the past. For the subject to become part of a collective there is a need for a shared visual language capable of sustaining communication.