"Basbous was a key contributor to the development of modernism in the Arab Middle East during the last half of the twentieth century.   During this period he developed a sculptural language that experimented with figurative and abstracted elements of the human figure, especially the female body, in combination with organic lines."

 

Roxane Zand, Sotheby's

Alfred Basbous's works express a lifelong exploration of the human form and its abstract properties. Focused on the aesthetic principles of shape, movement, line and material, his sculptures display a deeply ingrained sincerity and a search for the essence of beauty. Working in the tradition of sculptors such as Jean Arp, Constantin Brâncuși and Henry Moore, Alfred Basbous explores the potential of noble materials such as bronze, wood and marble to express the sensuality and purity of the human form.