Architectural character and the basic components of the building shape – the square, cube, circle, sphere, and cylinder are key features of the majority of my art ceramic works, which represent a dialogue between geometric construction and spontaneous expression. A hand touch in construction is spontaneous or an innate quality of the material. These gestures complement the chosen geometry, stress the value of the forms, and contrast geometric thinking.
I am concerned with form and space, searching for a new vision of the ceramic mass and its relation with external emptiness. The geometric relationship between building units and their internal spaces bleeds into the object’s surrounding space, sometimes unifying and sometimes opposing.
The building unit represents continuity, and repetitions constituting a form create varying tempos. The variation reduces the monotony of repetition and breaks the sharp monumental mass within its own space, revealing a reflexive vision of the relationship between mass and void.
— Ossama Emam