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ABOUT

I am an abstract painter with a master's degree in computational design. Born in Egypt and raised in Dubai, I received my undergraduate degree from the American University of Sharjah and my master's degree from the Architectural Association in London. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in art and a career in academia.

My grandfather, who was a great influence in my childhood, taught me to draw and make things. We spent most of our time together building extensions to the house and drawing scenes from nature. He taught me the importance of hard work and good craft when it comes to the art of making.

My art is a product of an interest in the relationship between space and form. As an inevitable product of my architectural training, my paintings can be seen as urban landscapes or compositions of peculiar shapes, but they are not literal representations. Instead, they are abstract, dynamic explorations of space, form, color, and movement.

I do not want to impose a specific reading of my paintings on you. I want the work to invoke feelings and questions in your mind. I encourage you to share your interpretations of the work with me, as this feedback helps me to create new and innovative art.

 

The paintings are meant to be both visually and intellectually stimulating, offering a fresh perspective on the potential of design. I am passionate about using my art to connect with people and explore the creative potential of the intersection between art and architecture. I believe that art can be a powerful tool for communication and social change.

I am grateful to my grandfather for introducing me to art and design at a young age. His influence has shaped my life and my work in profound ways. I am proud to carry on his legacy through my own art. My hope is to connect with people through art the same way he connected with me.

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