Young visual artist Dey Sofiane, at a preview of an exhibition entitled H'Kaya (A Tale) on Monday, displayed about forty paintings at Aicha-Haddad art gallery in Algiers.
"Aoudatou el Djedda Lil Bet" (Grandmother is Back Home), a work the graduate of the Fine Arts school in Batna (435-km east of Algiers) said he painted after a meeting in the streets of the town.
"I've met the woman in Batna on a winter day. She was completely rain-soaked," said the painter, who expresses his great admiration for orientalists, especially Etienne Dinet.
In his paintings, the 25-year-old young visual artist mainly depicts the alleys of the Algiers Kasbah, women wrapped in haik (traditional veil) and Algeria's south.
Dey Sofiane has participated since 2010 in several collective exhibitions, winning the first prize of the arts school meetingin 2013, in Sidi Bel-Abbes, and the first prize of El-Bayad show contest in 2014.