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Alaa Abu el-Hamd

Alaa Abu el-Hamd
Egyptian contemporary artist Alaa Abu el-Hamd

The award-winning artist Alaa Abu el-Hamd was born in Qena in 1979. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Luxor and has participated in numerous exhibitions in Cairo, Port Said, Alexandria and Luxor since 2000.

Alaa's subjects are inspired by the ancient Egyptian murals and carvings in the tombs and temples of magnificent Thebes, nowadays known as Luxor. His paintings show the relationship between gods and objects, between men and women. They are characterised by their stillness and strength. Alaa focuses on the pure souls, into which the viewer is drawn by the ebony eyes of his figures. The silence of their colours gives the impression that they are alive.

Alaa Abu el-Hamd is an artist, who is profoundly touched by the nature and the culture surrounding him in Luxor, which in turn is deeply rooted in the eternity of the ancient Egyptian art and the mythology behind: the Fields of Aaru, the heavenly paradise, where Osiris rules and the souls live for eternity, and the myths of the divine couple of Isis and Osiris.

However, Alaa is also inspired by the daily village life and the mural paintings, which were painted on walls layer by layer for generations. Sometimes, the old colours shine through - like in Alaa's paintings.

 

Works available at Nūn Art Gallery:

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Woman 1
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
4,000 LE

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Woman 2
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
4,000 LE

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Woman 5
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
4,000 LE

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Woman 4
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
4,000 LE

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Woman 3
Oil on Canvas
40 x 40 cm
4,000 LE

 

 

Education:

  • BA in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the South Valley University
    in Luxor, 2003

 

Profession:

  • Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the South Valley University in Luxor


Local Group Exhibitions:

  • 2002 Exhibition for the Palestinian Entefada, Faculty of Fine Arts, Luxor
  • 2003 Artists from the South, Candles Hall, Maadi, Cairo
  • 2003 Small Works Exhibition, Ministry of Culture, Cairo
  • 2004 Teaching Staff Exhibition at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Luxur
  • 2006 Egyptian-German Friendship Exhibition at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Luxor
  • 2006 Friendship exhibition at the Faculty of Specific Art at the Helwan University
  • 2007 Youth Salon, Cairo
  • 2007 Exhibition at the Biennale of Port Said
  • 2007 1st Festival of Fine Creation (18th Youth Salon )
  • 2008 Youth Salon, Cairo
  • 2008 2nd Festival of Fine Creation (19th Youth Salon)
  • 2009 Youth Salon, Cairo
  • 2019 Artists of Tomorrow - ArtsMart Gallery (TAM), Cairo

International Exhibitions:

  • 2008 Friendship Exhibition, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2008 Friendship Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

 

Solo and Double Exhibitions:

  • 2014 Gezira Art Center, Cairo
  • 2015
  • 2017 Roots - Solo Exhibition at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Luxor
  • 2018 ArtsMart Galelry, Cairo
  • 2018 Paradise - Double Exhibition at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Luxor
  • 2019 Soul to Soul - Double Exhibition with Brian Flynn at the Art Gallery, Luxor
  • 2020 Bride of the Nile - Solo Exhibition at Samah Art Gallery, Cairo

Artwork of Alaa Abu el-Hamd
Painting by Alaa Abu el-Hamd from the "Roots" Exhibition 2017

 

Awards:

  • Prize in Youth Salon 2009

 

Symposiums:

  • Artistic Symposium of Arabian Universities in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

 

Collectibles:

  • Egypt
  • Germany
  • Denmark
  • France

 

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