Touching Egypt… it is amazing to touch ancient exciting culture, a mixture of wisdom, mysteries, golden sand and dusty winds in snow-covered Moscow. One has just the feeling of that mysterious attractiveness when meets that woman – fragile, helpless, amazingly beautiful, her profile reminds portraits of Egyptian empresses. Especially, if you can see her among lambent gold of her pictures. But when you start talking to her it is like the mist clears away and features of a very Russian, soft, poetic character come out through a bright, eastern appearance; it is an astonishing combination making this woman even more fascinating. How was such a mixture born? What does it promise? In what creative form such a spirit can be realized? I believe everyone asks these questions who becomes acquainted with Hallah and her works.
She admitted that she had not turned to Egyptian themes in art for many years, but the roots are powerful and sooner or later they reflect in artist’s work, find their form of existence on canvas. Grown up in Russia with traditional values of Russian fine arts at a certain moment Hallah discovered the harmony of ancient Russian icon painting and Egyptian symbolism, their graphical fineness.
It seems that absolutely incongruous notions go together in Hallah’s work: permanency of ancient Egyptian frescos and reality of modern European painting, ancient brightness of gold and azure and modern relevancy of yellow and blue, hot temper of the south and moderation of the north.
However, in Hallah’s work beside “ancient” Egyptian oeuvres there are modern although still a bit fantastic plots. In her hands even portraits have certain magic.
1988: graduated from the Moscow Arts School.
1994: Moscow State Academic College named after V.I. Surikov.
1997: Lomonosov Moscow State University - psychology.
HALLAH ABDEL FATTAH’S EXHIBITIONS:
• Embassy of Egypt in Moscow in 1995, 1997;
• House of People Friendship in Moscow in 1989;
• All-Russian Exhibition Center in Moscow in 1991 during the visit of the President of Egypt Hosni Mubarok;
• Cairo in 1992;
• Palace of Cinema Culture in Cairo in 1993;
• Art Center in Kirkiness (Norway) in 1995;
• Raidisson-Slaviyanskaya Hotel in Moscow in 1999;
Beginning from 1998 and up to the present time annual exhibitions of Hallah Abdel Fattah’s oeuvres take place in the Central Artists House in Moscow.
FROM THE EXHIBITION GUEST BOOK
“I am glad that you found your way in arts and continue great traditions of your wonderful motherland. Thank you for your oeuvres”.
“To Hallah – an outstanding artist with love and admiration!”
“I have always been amazed by her ability to merge together lines and colors, which reflect exactly the world of an artists, that is familiar and close to me“.
“Looking at Hallah Abdel Fattah’s pictures I feel as an amazed contemporary of Cleopatra“.
Special reporter of Voice of Russia radio A. Soboleva
“Variety of themes, modernity and realizability is astonishing. In her pictures there is life, love, optimist and… as usually national color, love to Egypt and Russia“.
A member of the Journalist Union N. Sporynina
Hallah Abdel Fattah’s works are in private collections in Germany, Egypt, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA.