52 leaves and I ( in the garden we are never alone ) ( lockdown stories from leaves and mushrooms ) Exhibition of Enas Elkorashy Made in.. Art Gallery
Since the lockdown, my garden and my house became my only world, my trees and my plants are my families and friends. Fifty-two types of leaves comfort my loneliness and donate to my soul energy and grace.
Arrived in the winter, and most of the leaves left me, and they left emptiness and silence deep inside me, but later I started to enjoy another beauty, a delicate yellow beauty, a tiny artwork in ultimate refinement and delicacy.
I enjoy contemplating this creation of the god and I don’t resist collecting them from the branches and the barks until the spring came back and the leaves back to grow until I could hardly see the branches and I back to watch the birth of the flowers and gathering of the bees on them during the return of bird’s singing, and I back to enjoy the rain and the majestic thunderstorms and its sound.
This series of artworks are the diaries of my transition from winter to spring during the lockdown that I couldn’t express in words.
I refrained from using colours to maximize the beauty of the divine colours of leaves and branches with mushrooms growing on them in those artworks. I used little touches of pencils, charcoal, gold leaves, woollen threads, and household fabrics.
About the artist
Enas Elkorashy is an Italian Art curator with Saudi origins based in Venice, Italy. Graduated from the faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo in 2008. In 2013, Started her career as Art Curator by curating and organizing “The First Egyptian collective in Venice” During the inauguration of the 55th Venice Art Biennale.
From 2013 to 2015 she finished her Fashion Design study at Academia Del Lusso. In 2015 she founded made in.. Art Gallery to become the first Arab art gallery in Italy.
In 2018, She has curated an inauguration exhibition of a new art gallery in Dubai, presenting 28 pioneer modern and contemporary Arab and worldwide established artists with 60 artworks and masterpieces. Elkorashy’s continues to develop her curating career and present her artists internationally and develop their portfolios.
52 leaves and I ( in the garden we are never alone ) ( lockdown stories from leaves and mushrooms ) is at the Made in.. Art Gallery – Venice from 11 to 30 June 2021