The Sixth Sense .:. البصيرة


Ayman Taher and Ahmed Keshta


SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2013 AT 6:00PM


Ayman Taher and Ahmad Keshta are combined under the title THE SIXTH SENSE to realize a new body of work addressing the faculties of intuition. Ayman Taher, gives awareness to the inexplicable senses that go beyond our normal perceptions. He continues his search through figural forms, many of which are inspired by the female body. Taher addresses the figure from the humane to its most natural settings, presenting various approaches to the embodiments of a higher sensibility. A great deal of his work is an influence from his history as a boxer and passion towards sports, resulting in his complete understanding towards the strains of the human body; its strengths and weaknesses and its movement to explore the faculties of physics from its most complex, to the considerably simple and mundane. Writer and critic Dr. Ka’ed Diab had said, “Taher does not only present something as beautiful as beauty itself, however we are eternally invited to embrace his work in its entirety – that is the sublime secret held within a true work of art – It is here we admit to witnessing a true creation in its every word.”

Influenced and inspired by his father, Salah Taher, has Ayman established his own desires of understanding marking a technique that fuses abstract expressionism with cubism, and a hint of surrealism that magnifies the diversity of his layering. From perspective breakages to forms that leap from the surface – a quality shared with his professional underwater photography background, Taher’s work in this exhibition is by far one of the most international combinations created by an established painter from the Cairene scene.

Born in Giza (Egypt) in 1978, Ahmad Ali Keshta grew up from a family of artists and sculptors. Currently residing in Andorra, Spain he continues to pursue organic elements that bring forth the weightlessness of the resin-made body fused with the intensity of its form. As the light hits the white manifestation, tones of darkness appear in its etched depths. “I do not know where I am at this point of the road, if I were to start in the middle or at the end – It is enough to say that I knew the way to consider that it was I who had chosen freely, or maybe this road had chosen me?” Since childhood it was clear that his future was destined to sculpt, although when he joined Helwan University in 1996, he was part of the Applied Arts faculty, department of Interior Design. After the first year of college, Keshta decided to change fields, eventually joining the sculpture department, and finally graduated in 2002 with an honorary distinction.

Part of the Member of the Union of Artists in Cairo, and Member of the Union of Designers from Applied Arts (UNESCO), Keshta had always been very interested in the avant-garde movements, characterized by a clear style marked from his Egyptian roots. After receiving a scholarship from the Goethe Institute in Cairo, he traveled to Munich (Germany) to study at the Munich Academy Kunst. After his stay in Germany and driven passion for Spanish art and culture, he moved to Madrid where he currently resides. “Art is the language of the world, a universal language understood by all, although each language has its peculiarities – therefore there are differences between the languages spoken in the various areas, between various people and cultures. If between one person and another, it is simply the one language that binds them without an exception.  In this language, I want to write a few words; and my job is just one word that will create enough impact to wonder what type of ink was it written in.”

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