Two years ago I was in the British Museum, live-painting in close proximity to the great artefacts of ancient Greece and Egypt.
And back in 2011 I was in the Petrie Museum of Egyptology at the University of London, exhibiting book art.
This year I have been in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo which is as you can imagine THE greatest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts anywhere in the world.
The exhibition is “A night with Art at the Egyptian Museum”, organised by the Art D’Egypte organisation. Works by Egypt’s leading artists shared wall space with statues, monuments, papyri and other sumptuous Pharaonic relics at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum this week in an exhibition highlighting ancient influences on contemporary art. I’m very honoured to be a part of this!
I exhibited a very big painting The Gentle Giant, at the top of this post. Unfortunately the press agency didn’t give me a namecheck! Here it is in the studio, so you can see how big it is.
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5 years and one month in fact, as of today 🙂
[hand painted mural by Nazir Tanboui 2012]
There’s a huge wealth of material about the project – the single biggest solo-artist street art project EVER in London – out there, from a BBC film shown all over the world during the Olympics, to my own blog.
my own blog
And a 23 minute documentary, directed by Gillian McIver, that follows the project from start to finish. Click the image to launch the video or go to https://vimeo.com/106798845
DUBAI March 2107
From Dalston to Dubai …
I hope to see you in Dubai Mojo Gallery from the 13th of March 2017 during …. DUBAI ART FAIR.
“Triumvirate” brings together 3 artists with origins in Africa (Egypt and Senegal) exploring our own “individual cultural influences and self expression” through work that “reveals, re-configures and explores some of the countless facets and layers of Africa’s identity.” In any case, my work is a colour riot and into the pot I’ve thrown all kinds of sights and impressions from London streets to Egyptian myth.
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Over 10 years ago and after the death of my father I painted this 120x180cm canvas
days after i finished ,i painted over it
i felt that the subject is too dark and too negative to be shared with the world.
I made a decision then to paint about the joy of living, positive vibes and enlightenment .
but today’s piece of history ,Donald Trump being an elected president of the United States of America
forgive people me this the only kind of painting you are gonna get from me today
we’re going to reap just what we sow
Here I am in the land of the Beatles (not to mention Carcass, Elvis Costello and George Melly) Last time I was here was to see Rene Magritte, now it’s me here performing at 2 shows this weekend.
First up, tomorrow (Saturday) is at the World Museum. This is a truly amazing museum with tons of cool stuff I can’t wait to see – everything from amazing Aztec and American aboriginal art (Love that stuff) to an Egyptian mummy with a Fayumi portrait, to samurai armour, to a real meteorite. There’s also a Planetarium and – uhhh – a Bug House . I’ll probably give the Bug House a miss 🙂
check it out:
I’ll be performing at 2 pm and 3 pm, doing drawing performance, exploring the relationship between drawing, movement, mark-making and the body.
above – my show last year at the British Museum in London
Sunday I’ll be performing again at the Bluecoat
The Bluecoat is a very different vibe from the World Museum, so it will make a nice contrast and I’m interested how it’ll shape the work. The WM is a repository of world arts and sciences, while the Bluecoat is one of Liverpool’s premier spaces for contemporary culture. It’ll be a great day as there’s a ton of good things on at the Bluecoat that day.
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Tagged art, BRITISH MUSEUM, calligraphy, drawing, fine art, ink, Liverpool, Liverpool World Museum, Nazir Tanbouli, performance, The Bluecoat
I rarely worked on canvas, I always painted on either Wood , Wall o Paper
this collection is my first serious attempt to work on canvas,,,never say never, Ey