INTERVIEW: ALY HEGAZY | ITSLIQUID GROUP

INTERVIEW: ALY HEGAZY

Interviews | May 23, 2021 |

aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy

Interview: Aly Hegazy
Luca Curci
talks with Aly Hegazy during VENICE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2021 at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

My name is Aly Hegazy, I am 23 years old and currently based in Madrid. I started creating art from a tender age and have been captivated by the craft ever since. My oeuvre encompasses visual art that engages the complex themes of anthropology, self-discovery, relationships, and the social pressures on both men and women. Apart from a deeper message, my latest artistic collection is more about expressing a certain mood and being led by a dreamlike instinct while creating. All the designs were primarily visualized on a paper base; and later combined with digital elements, which were used for the final look. Lastly, the visual areas between landscapes and abstraction, are realms of knowledge that I am profoundly looking forward to exploring in greater detail.

Video courtesy of ITSLIQUID GROUP

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Aly Hegazy –
I believe that art is an avenue for documenting one’s thoughts, impulses and emotions; as well as a vital asset that can make the unknown come to fruition.

LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
AH –
My background is Egyptian, however, I grew up the majority of my life in Spain. I was fortunate to have seen and experienced a vast scope of cultures and people, which have highly been a beacon of inspiration during my creative artistic journey. Likewise, my studies in psychology and criminology during my undergraduate studies sparked my interest in the unconscious and human development which I have transcended within my artistic expression.

aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy

LC – Where do you find your inspiration? 
AH –
I draw my inspiration from a number of personal experiences and emotions. I enjoy being very in tune with my surroundings and get real joy from documenting and storytelling my observations. Also, it’s quite exciting to get a chance every day to push oneself further creatively and simply create.

LC – Are your artworks focused on a specific theme?
AH –
My artworks encompass art that engages the complex themes of culture, self-discovery, relationships, and the social pressures on both men and women.

LC – Which is the role the artist plays in society? And contemporary art?
AH –
Artists play a very important role as social commentators. Pushing boundaries and raising all sorts of social, cultural, philosophical and biological discussions to be thought over and contemplated for the years to come. Also, offer color and a sense of escapism for the observer.

aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy

LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
AH –
The artworks that I have exhibited come from my latest collection named “The Fleming Diary”. I had created the majority of this catalogue during the first Covid lockdown back in Madrid in 2020. The collection incorporates a broad range of personal, cultural, and philosophical allusions – using a contemporary style to capture those empathic observations. “The Fleming Diary” is more about expressing a certain self-awareness while being led by a dreamlike instinct while creating.

LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
AH –
The mutual interaction between body and space was one of the main components of “The Fleming Diary” collection. The interactive nature of transitioning; new beginnings; self-awareness and the spatial responsibilities we as humans beings have been burdened with as a result of the ever-constant sociological, political and cultural changes are all components in my recent works.

aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
AH –
Definitely, ITSLIQUID Group has a great reach and online presence. Emerging and established artists have the opportunity to exhibit their works around some of the most important artistic cities in the world. Likewise, the platform brings together and connects like-minded people.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us?
AH –
I really enjoyed this opportunity to cooperate with ITSLIQUID Group, as well as having my first art exhibition in Venice, Italy, which was very special. The team was very helpful before, during, and after my visit to THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

LC – What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
AH –
I think ITSLIQUID is a fantastic platform and offers great value for up-and-coming artists to get their work exhibited. Likewise, the platform’s strive for more inclusion and diversity is really great.

aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy
aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy
aly_hegazy
Image courtesy of Aly Hegazy

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


Danh Vo, Isamu Noguchi, Park…

Art | July 5, 2022

'Meaning' is not a quality objects have, it is something that we give them. Each of us looks at things differently depending on our baggage. This is how tension is created between objects but also people and environments. - Danh Vo Read more


RE-COMPOSING BY 369 ART GALLERY

Events | July 4, 2022

369 Art Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Re-Composing, held in Venice, at Palazzo Bembo, from July 13 to August 13, 2022. The opening will be on July 13, 2022 from 06:00PM to 10:00PM Read more


IT’S OUR F***ING BACKYARD DESIGNING…

Design | July 2, 2022

The Stedelijk spotlights the greatest challenge of our time: the climate crisis. The exhibition It’s Our F***ing Backyard shows that designers can make a compelling difference: through innovative experiments or by drawing on local knowledge, they invite us to look at materials in a radically new way and offer us design that is both responsible and aesthetic, comfortable and accessible. Read more


ARTIST OF THE MONTH –…

Calls | July 1, 2022

ITSLIQUID Group officially presents ARTIST OF THE MONTH, a competition open to anyone and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists and art lovers. Making contemporary art accessible to all. The winners will be featured on ITSLIQUID Platform, promoted extensively worldwide and considered for any upcoming curatorial projects of ITSLIQUID Group Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!