'Kafka', 2015, UV Archival ink print, dibond, plexiglass, dimensions variable
'Gucci', 2015, UV Archival ink print, dibond, plexiglass, dimensions variable
Untitled, 2014, Computer Knitted Tapestry
Various sources and activities meet in Kareem Lotfy’s work. He is more interested in the elements used to create something than in the physical end product. His work is full of references and representations.
Lotfy trained as a graphic designer and is interested in the inherent flatness of digital images and their global scope. To him, logos and brands not only exhibit graphic qualities, but are also imbued with an extensive frame of reference.
Decorative arts in which aesthetic appearance coincides with comprehensive meanings have been a part of Middle Eastern culture for centuries. Moreover, language plays an important role as an immaterial endorser of ideas.
Lotfy refers extensively to the distribution and fusion of a wide range of forms of information and images, and uses this to build a hypothetical reality consisting of static images and moving digital paintings. Ultimately, Lotfy considers himself a contemporary creator of compressed images.