Mohamed El Guindy
After 15 years of working in studio ceramics, Mohamed Samir EL Gindy collaborated with Rania Fahmy on the project ‘Hold on’; with the intent of building a connection between art and function. For Gindy, art is the pillar of society, it is what brings us life, it is a part of us; which is why it remains important to evolve and innovate. Today, we are seeing a new artistic movement emerge in Egypt, one that utilizes our culture to build a new one. Gindy believes that art should not neglect history, but following only one direction does not incite creativity. For him, art is about designing something exclusive, new and unique, it is about striving to be different. The ceramic pots, made out of polyester allowed Gindy to experience with new materials and broaden his artistic horizons. For the ‘Hold on’ collection, Fahmy and Gindy took inspiration from the infamous culture of hands but made it their own. This project was born out of shared experience and knowledge, as Gindy stated ‘team work creates new opportunities of thought’. Both artists hope to contribute to this new movement by breaking the rules of ancient art and embracing the modern, to develop pieces that are true to them.