Egyptian Artist Lina Mowafy Is One of Four Featured Artists Worldwide on Artsy

by Ahmed El-Sherif

Put on your hypothetical beret and buckle up Cairo, as you’re about to be proud of someone else this month beside Essam El-Hadary.

 

Proud of our #LinaMowafy (@loully) for being selected on @artsy as one of only four featured #artists worldwide. Born in 1980, Mowafy is one of our best-selling #contemporary #Egyptian artists. Her works range from chaotic abstract expressions of #Cairo to sentimental portraits of imaginary persons. After completing her studies in #Florence & #London, Lina Mowafy participated in many exhibitions in Cairo and was acquired by prominent collectors in Cairo & the Middle East. Follow her on Artsy and see more of her work on www.arts-mart.com #art #Artsy #artistsoninstagram #artcollector #painter #egyptiangallery #arte

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Somehow amidst all the chaos, a 37-year-old Cairene managed to bedazzle the directors of Artsy, a world renowned online art platform based in New York, into featuring her work on their website. Yes, you heard it right. Lina Mowafy, the co-founder of arts-mart, a leading online art gallery in Egypt and the Middle East, was announced earlier this week as one of four international artists to be featured by Artsy.

 

This is a new piece I created to help raise funds for Abu El Rish Children’s Hospital. The entire proceeds from its sale will go straight to the hospital. It’s about hope, about empathy and of course, it’s about Cairo ❤️ I wish I could show how shiny & shimmery it is 😍😄 its 120 x 120 cm, gold leaf & mixed media on canvas. From my #MadeInCairo series. #artislove #artlife #love #artists #Artsy #artpop #artoninstagram #instagood #instaart #cairo #painting #gold #gooddeeds #arte #Egyptianart #linamowafy #ArtistsOfTomorrow #artistoninstagram #nyart #londonart #shopart #buyart for more of my work, please check www.arts-mart.com International delivery available 😊

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Mowafy rose to fame with her exceptional art pieces that are well known for being joyfully colorful and extraordinarily detailed. The AUC graduate and the mother of three, successfully nurtured her talent by studying art in the hearts of London and Florence; offering herself a rich background that reflects a blend of cultures through her paintings.

 

Back in the #studio ❤ #artislife #artlovers #artcollective #art #artislove #cairo #artists #artistsoninstagram

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WE SAID THIS: You can check more of Lina’s featured work on Artsy by clicking here

 

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