El Dessouki, Ibrahim
Born 1969 in Cairo, Egypt
Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt
Ibrahim El Dessouki’s painting style is defined by his unique treatment of paint, accentuated by his ability to create subtle changes in its texture; his unusual use of negative space; and his deft manipulation of shadow and light. While the artist's genres encompass portraiture, landscape and still life, El Dessouki’s subject matter is very much Egypt-centric, and captures his own unique and hypnotic perspective of the soul and essence of Egypt. El Dessouki descends from a family of artists; his father, Fahmi El Dessouki, and mother, Atyat Sayed, were well-known and established Egyptian expressionist painters and free-thinking intellectuals, and both greatly influenced the artist that El Dessouki is today. Some of El Dessouki’s many exhibitions include 14.05.09 UNDERCURRENT - CONTEMPORARY EGYPTIAN ART, Art Sawa, Dubai (2009); 11th Cairo International Biennial, Cairo (2008); Trilogy of the Mediterranean: Greece, France, Egypt, Palais des Arts, Marseille (2008); and Stars of the Day, Horizon One Gallery, Cairo (2006).
Ibrahim El Dessouki, Doors and False Doors 5, 2021, Oil on canvas, 185 x 120 cm. Courtesy of Hafez Gallery.

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