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Youssef Nabil

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Borrowing from the technique of coloring the cinema of the 40s, Youssef Nabil creates since 1992 a singular work that questions feelings of exile and belonging, nostalgia for a happy East and contemporary ideologies. Youssef Nabil created his first works in Cairo, his hometown, in 1992. Using the technique of colorisation with which he became familiar near the last portraitists who practiced in Egypt in the early 90s, he projects the visitor into a fantasy world where certain icons of cinema and contemporary art: Fanny Ardant, Salma Hayek, Natasha Atlas or Tahar Rahim appear like mirages. To the shot often...

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