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After Every Failure there is a Great Success

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(Cerulean) Blue

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The Big Issue(s)

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This is Not a Watercolor

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Intuition III, Listen to your Heart

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Memories in Time, Timelines series

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The Return, Timelines series

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Distance Between Us, Timelines series

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Mo Negm

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Artist’s Story

A largely self-taught, emerging artist, Mo Negm (aka mo*star art) is a British-Egyptian whose imaginative paintings have been described as “documentary impressionism” / Confident, gestural, searching brushstrokes and mark-making / Love of art derived from his Graphic Designer Egyptian father, himself and twin brother grew up drawing, surrounded by pen and paper / The first painter to be interviewed on BBC World News’ Impact, with his Egypt revolution inspired paintings projected as the News Studio background / Live painting for Dulux and Amnesty International / A versatile expressive painter, his artwork speaks about socio-political, human issues, recently inspired by events in the Middle East, his heritage, and a lifetime of learning Arabic/

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Selected Exhibitions

2016 “Emotive Memories”, Solo show, Rich Mix Gallery, London, UK

2016 “The Key” – Nile Gallery, Cairo. Travelling exhibition to London and New York in 2016

2015 “Where Have You Been” – [email protected] gallery, London, UK
2015 Auction 3.0, EMERGEAST Auction Series, Dubai, UAE
2015 “Like”, EMERGEAST Group Exhibition, ArtSpace, London, UK
2014 “Reflections on Traditionalism and Heritage”, Olympia, London, UK
2014 “Faites Vos Jeux”, Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2013 “Crossways / Al Multaqa”, Nour Festival of Arts, Leighton House Museum, London, UK
2013 An Exhibition Dedicated to The Children of Egypt, Egyptian Cultural Centre, London, UK
2013 Arab Youth Symposium, The Iraqi Cultural Centre, London, UK
2013 Kaleidoscope, Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2012 Digital Sizzle, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
2012 Dahab International Art Festival, Underwater Artists, London, UK
2012 Amnesty International, Human Rights Revolution, Trafalgar Square Live Public Painting, London, UK
2012 Music for Children, The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London, UK
2012 Eclectica, Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2012 Transformations, Espacio Gallery, London, UK
2011 Urban Dialogues, Red Gallery, Shoreditch, London, UK
2011 Dulux ‘Let’s Colour’, Live public painting and exhibition, Westfield, London, UK
2011 Cuts, University of London Night of the Arts, London, UK
2011 Ideas Bank, Slough, UK
2010 Relay, Core Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
2010 Opening Night, Hatch Space Gallery, Deptford, London, UK
2010 Barriers and Bridges, Candid Arts Gallery, London, UK
2010 Ideas Bank, Slough, UK
2010 Draw a Smile for a Child, City of London School Theatre, London, UK
2009 Artifice, at Bash, Shoreditch, London, UK
2009 Walou 09, Exhibition and Auction, Blackhall Studios, Shoreditch, London, UK
2009 Ideas Bank, Slough, UK
2009 Muju Upstarts Festival, Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn, London, UK
2009 Colours of Asia, auction towards humanitarian aid, Mayfair Hotel, London, UK
2009 Art of Arabia – Queen Mary’s University Art Exhibition, London, UK
2008 Kensington Olympia Expo, Young British Muslim Artists, London, UK
2008 Walou 08, Exhibition and Auction, Islington Arts Factory, London, UK
2008 Emerald 50, Empress State Building, Earls Court, London, UK
2007 Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, Paintings on the railings, Glasgow, Scotland
2007 Merchant Square, Glasgow, Scotland

Career Highlights

  • 2016 First solo exhibition, “Emotive Memories”, London
  • 2013 Participant at the Nour Festival of Arts, Leighton House Museum, London
  • 2013 BBC World News feature interview about Negm’s Egypt inspired paintings

Artist Statement

My art is inspired by identity, socio-political events, and engaging with new experiences. As a young artist of Arab heritage, many natural inspirations add to the western influence I can draw on, through my lens as a British Egyptian. I find expression through my background, as an Egyptian, which offers many experiences to inform my art, and to encounter and challenge my identity through contemplation of issues I find myself thinking of.  I enjoy the element of discovery when painting, experimenting with techniques, and sometimes giving the paint freedom to choose its own paths.
In recent years, I have felt impassioned, and my art has served to document my feelings throughout the seismic changes in Egypt and the Middle East, painting many pictures drawn from my emotive response.

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