Painting, Visual Artist
Who is Yehia Dessouki?
Yehia Dessouki is an Egyptian painter and visual artist making contemporary art using diverse kinds of media both traditional and digital. He is also an architect, who graduated from the faculty of fine-arts, architecture department, of Helwan University. He has participated in many group exhibitions showing several art works featuring different themes, such as: Architecture of Old Islamic Cairo - Still Life - Lanterns of Ramadan Fawanees - Circus, and later on he made his first solo exhibition about “Joy of Roses” including soft pastel sketches and also oil paintings.
Artist Yehia Dessouki has a distinguished style, remarkable for his use of vivid and rich colorful palettes in most of his art-works.
Being raised among an artistic family was an early dominant influence on his art life. His father is the famous Batik artist Ali Dessouki and his mother was an art critic and lawyer. More influence came along with his summer study trip to Italy, giving him a golden chance to visit art museums in Rome, Milan, Florence and Pisa and most importantly, visiting Venice Biennial of Plastic Arts.
Thanks to his passion for digital graphics, he made some diverse experimental digital art works specially in digital painting showing an innovative art theme which mixes between Marionettes of theater and Arabic calligraphy.One of those digital-paintings was the first digital painting art work ever to be published on the cover of a formal Egyptian newspaper Akhbar Al-Adab, which is a famous weekly Egyptian newspaper read by Egyptian cultural elite.
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on July 23, 2013
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