Saturday 1 of October, 2022
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Discover the Magic of Everyday Life with Marwan Sabra’s ‘Pareidolia'

Through acrylic brushstrokes and striking paintings, Sabra’s latest exhibit encapsulates the hidden magic that is embedded within what we perceive to be a mundane or uninteresting existence.

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Taking you on a journey into the familiarity of the unknown, artist Marwan Sabra’s ‘Pareidolia - The Soundtrack of Real Life’ exhibit at ARCADE Art Gallery in Maadi delves into the hidden magic of everyday life, pointing a spotlight on an elusive, ancient magic that permeates our world.


Sabra’s collection explores that same ancient magic, which he believes are portals to a peculiar world of untold yet eerily familiar stories. Through acrylic brushstrokes and striking compositions, the exhibition encapsulates the hidden magic embedded in what we perceive to be a mundane or uninteresting existence.


Pareidolia refers to the tendency to perceive a meaningful image in another wise ambiguous visual pattern. Similar to the practice of mindfulness, Sabra premises his artwork on finding magic and meaning in the tedious parts of life as a sort of remedy for when we feel distant or untethered from reality.


Sabra’s intricate paintings and sketches spell out stories of happiness, love, suffering and paint out the spectrum of human emotion with every detailed brushstroke. The exhibition will run from January 10th to the 30th at ARCADE Art Gallery in Maadi.