About Guirguis LotfyGuirguis Lotfy works and lives in Alexandria. He holds a BFA (1980), an MFA (1986) and a Ph.D (1991). A student of Pioneer Modern Artists Hamed Nada and Hamed Oweiss, Guirguis Lotfi is a true gem within the Contemporary Egyptian Art scene. He is a scholar, holding a Ph.D on the “Philosophy of Art” with a thesis focused on “Coptic Art and Its Effect on Modern Art”. His extensive studies have had a major impact on his work, providing Lotfi with an immediately recognizable style and a unique, unparalleled technique reminiscent of religious iconography, making his works true masterpieces. His use of egg tempera and gold leaf on treated wood, a long forgotten technique, is a testament of his passion and pride about the past, while tackling contemporary and popular subject matters.