Adel Gorgy - self portrait
Adel Gorgy is a New York artist whose photographs have been exhibited both in the U.S. and internationally in museums and galleries. His works have been widely published in both American and international art, literary and poetry magazines and journals.
Adel states, “One of my visions in photography is to use the medium to enable me and the viewer to explore our world in new lights. In Seeing Art Anew the subject of my photography is art itself. The idea is simple. If we can abstract nature, and we can abstract the figure, and we can abstract concepts, why can't we abstract artworks”?
“Seeing Art Anew employs selected visual phrases taken from great paintings as the basis for new compositions, daring to interpret and recompose great, revered works of art, and inviting viewers to seek new ways of seeing. Though the palette and the brushstrokes are those of the painter, I have recomposed them to create completely new compositions that have never existed and have never been seen before.”
“Each of my images is a large, complex work, woven into a single, harmonious composition. Viewers often question whether they are paintings or photographs, and this, in fact, is my intent. I view my work as blurring the boundaries between painting and photography. I sometimes use 60 to 80 unique images to create a single, densely textured, layered image. But the created image is completely and solely produced by photographic techniques that I evolved and developed over the years. There is no brush, there is no paint, there is no medium used except photography. Ultimately, the medium, the technique and the style fall behind, and only the image remains.”
“Since these images are actually 1.5 x 1 meter or larger, it is always commented that seeing the actual image is a completely different experience from seeing a small jpeg.”