Q&A

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Tell us about yourself and how you came to be an artist

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I was born in the beautiful southern city of Minya, Egypt. I graduated from the Faculty of Fine Art in Cairo's painting department and is a member of the Fine Artists Association and the General Federation of Arab Archaeologists. In 2011, I won an incentive award from the University of Helwan, followed by a fulltime grant from the Ministry of Culture.

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Where do you draw inspiration from?

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My artworks are deeply rooted in my hometown's heritage and identity. It is a very layered blend of the different eras and cultures that constitute its rich heritage. I draw inspiration from my immediate surrounding, the nature and its color stimuli. And constantly extract concepts and themes from Egyptian heritage, translating them into a contemporary visual language. The simplicity of these visuals makes the viewer immediately connect with the characters depicted of paintings.

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What is your creative process and what is important to you when you

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What is important to me when I paint is that I relieve my thinking emotionally and intellectually and take these emotions and turn them into a visual and color stock that reaches the viewer easily, making him subconsciously dig deeper into the work.

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Who are your favorite artists?

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My favorite artists are Matisse and Francis Bacon