joseph shalabi

joseph shalabi

cork, co,cork, Ireland

About joseph shalabi

My work reflects a surreal interpretation of everyday life and scenery. My motivation stems from searching my surroundings, gaining an understanding of the complex nature of life, and interpreting them onto a blank surface.

I am drawn to transformation, from the abandoned, lonely and forgotten eras, to the metamorphosis of human beings, stretching my imagination to its infinite limits. I try to purvey timelessness in my art, preserving a moment in time as I perceive it, and with a limited palette, snatch a frame from the reel of life as I perceive it, and share it.


2003 BA Honours of the Faculty of Fine Arts, cario Egypt,
Awards & Grants
Cover illustration (Visions of the king) by Cork Author Richard Goodison,
International Syndicates for Plastic Artists membership 2004
Second place Graduation Project award


Solo Exhibitions

Visions of Kerry, St,Jhon theatre, Listowel, CO Kerry 2010
The observer, Thigh Fili gallery, Cork 2006
The Nile, Al Masaar Gallery, Zamalek 2005

Selected Group Exhibitions

20th July 2019, The Courthouse Gallery's Summer Exhibition, Ennistymon, Co Clare, Ireland

26th February 2015, (Breaking Sensation - Glitch) at the Hive Waterford, Ireland

2015 Garter Lane Arts Centre Waterford (what land and country is this)
The cooper House gallery Dublin 2013
Maadi art gallery group Exhibition 2008
Thigh Fili gallery, Cork 2006
Emerging Artists Show, Cairo, Egypt 2005
Cairo Opera house youth exhibition 2002
Luxor Fine Art College 1997