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Safarkhan has the pleasure to invite you to a group exhibition by two greatly talented sculptors Sarkis Tossoonian and Alfons Louis native of the seaside city of Alexandria in Egypt. These sculptors represents in their work the many facets of the ancient Egyptian culture to the Greco Roman civilization as well as the Coptic and Islamic heritage.

The exhibition includes various mediums from textured and polished bronze by Sarkis Tossoonian to distressed wood, metals and engraved stone by Alfons Louis.

Tossoonian is a sculptor who excels in his fine bronze figures mastering the effect of movement and different textures. He exhibits figures and busts that recall Greco-Roman and Pharaonic divinities.

Exuding salt spray and age, they look like they could have been excavated out of the Mediterranean Sea bed water, over thousands of years, having eroded and refashioned their features.

Sarkis’s describes his technique the way a chemist, or rather an alchemist would: the bronze, the fire, the acid, and the polishing. Indeed that is all he talks about: the empirical process.

Alfons Louis has been greatly inspired in his work by the monumental heritage he lived and witnessed in his life. Thus we see his powerful use of stone with engraved Coptic and Islamic motifs at the same time. His work is also inspired by the high relics of his ancestors.  

Louis goes back to his roots by carving on drift wood old floral and human details from the Coptic and Islamic era. His compositions vary in design and include various other antique materials like old nails, stones, iron, etc.  
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