omar el nagdi

(1931 - 2019)


Omar El Nagdi is one of those relentless artists working toward the ever-renewed enchantment of life. We had to wait for this CAiro artist to reconcile, in a manner of speaking, Pierre Bonnard and Pablo Picasso.

Omar El Nagdi developed a specific and recognizable plastic language, which, despite the diversity of his techniques and mediums, cannot be compared with non other. His extensive knowledge of Islam allows him to fertilize the aging lands of western pictorial grammars.

We know for sure that Egyptian bas-relief and statuary were there to ensure the deceased spiritual survival… Beyond the Egyptian community, it is the memory of all humanity that he tries to perpetuate, as a dream engraved for centuries to come.

Noël Coret