© Copyright Mahmoud Maghraby, 2014

His scratching lines are simply snatching pain or searching for joy. They are either pouring tears or stirring smiles. And so are the lives of those figures in his portraits; they are much similar to the layers of his works on copper.

The artist is busy to draw and outline the structures and features of his choices. Later, pressed by a bold solid tough piston, that press all they had; their memories, their rise and failure moments, are running to give birth for a new life, a new copy.

We might recognize the figures in the copy. We might point at them with their real names. And so we could walk along only to touch that human feeling combined with the color emotion that is passed secretly to us with no intentioned preoccupation by names and events.  ...

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