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International Artist Feature: Egypt

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Welcome back to our International Artist Series.

Next, we turn to Egypt, featuring six artists who create phenomenal work, from cool 3D animations to graphic designs and more! I asked each artist how their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered fantastic answers.

Mohamed Chahin

Mohamed is an illustrator and animator based in Alexandria, Egypt. His work features brilliant 3D renders with charming animations.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

Toy Airplane

Well, what I like about Egypt is the people. You won’t believe how the stories of the people around you can affect your energy and art. I don’t think I've met anyone here with a story not worth hearing. All of them are really beautiful in their own unique way.
Toy Airplane
Toy Airplane

Vintage Living Room

This has made me work on myself so hard. Due to the lack of appreciation of young talents, sometimes people leave the creative industry altogether and I hate when I see that. But hey, things turned out fine for me.
Vintage Living Room by Mohamed Chahin
Vintage Living Room

Hanging

Hanging by Mohamed Chahin
Hanging

Broken

The art community here is getting better. We help push people forward and give constant feedback if needed. As long as everyone is developing their skills and learning new stuff, I think it’ll be an awesome presence in a few years.
Broken by Mohamed Chahin
Broken

Amr Adel

Amr is an illustrator based in Cairo, Egypt. His work features powerful illustrations on politics and mental health.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

Spirited Away

I love many things about living here in Egypt. The best thing is the people. Egyptians are really kind and helpful. When you need them you'll find that a lot of them tell you, "I'm here to help."
Spirited Away by Amr Adel
Spirited Away

Political Illustrations - War Effects

I've had to learn from pro artists from around the world, and all cultures and art styles. My culture helps me to make studies of ancient cities. We have statues and buildings that are great for live sketches.
Political Illustrations - War Effects by Amr Adel
Political Illustrations - War Effects

The Broken Light

The Broken Light
The Broken Light

Chrysés Album Cover

Many of Egypt's artists are now digital artists but there are also oil painters, sculptors and abstract artists. It's a huge and diverse community.
Chryss Album Cover by Amr Adel
Chrysés Album Cover

Reham Magdy

Reham is a 3D graphic designer based in Cairo, Egypt. Her work features incredible 3D environments of modern interior designs.

Check out her work below, and see more in her portfolio.

Living Room Interior Design

This is my home. I was born here and all my friends are here. I love that nearly everything is open all of the time, which makes life so much easier. I can buy my groceries at midnight if I need to, which takes away a lot of the stress of city living. It's one of those cities that never sleeps.
Living Room Interior Design by Reham Magdy
Living Room Interior Design

Grundfos Booth

Egypt merges many cultures together. For example, there is a Western-style neighborhood called "New Egypt," and another neighborhood called "Old Egypt."

In New Egypt I always feel like I'm in Europe whereas in Old Egypt I feel like I'm in the Islamic era. Then, only a few blocks away are the great pharaohs of Egypt.
Grundfos Booth by Reham Magdy
Grundfos Booth

Bedroom Interior Design

Bedroom Interior Design
Bedroom Interior Design

Abbvie Booth

The Egyptian community has all kinds of art. Exhibitions for design started almost 15-20 years ago in Egypt and now they've become a huge part of the art community in Egypt.

We have some of the most creative designers in the industry. Most of the organizations, galleries, workshop spaces, and exhibition venues are located in downtown Cairo.
Abbvie Booth by Reham Magdy
Abbvie Booth

Aly Elziny

Aly is a designer based in Alexandria, Egypt. His work features a mixture of incredible video game designs and fantastic characters.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

The Story of a Girl

One of the things I love most about my country is the special and unique Arabian style. It's all over Egypt, and the ancient and historical places have this gleaming character that speaks for itself. It's a style known all over the world.
The Story of a Girl by Aly Elziny
The Story of a Girl

Lemonade

The general Arabian style has affected my work and even my personality. From the places in the country to the popular public markets, there is plenty of artistic creation happening. It has all affected my artistic vision and the colors in my work.
Lemonade by Aly Elziny
Lemonade

The One Who Reads

The One Who Reads by Aly Elziny
The One Who Reads

I Lost My Dragon

There’s nothing more important than the relationship between an artist and their surroundings. All artists use references from nature but learning how to express nature in a different way can help differentiate you as an artist.
I Lost My Dragon by Aly Elziny
I Lost My Dragon

Gendy Mohammad

Gendy is a designer based in Cairo, Egypt. His work features a mixture of incredible video game designs and fantastic characters.

Check out his work below, and see more in his portfolio.

Beyond Human

I love the weather, the various monuments and landscapes, the location, culture, and the kindness of the people here in Egypt.
Beyond Human by Gendy Mohammad
Beyond Human

Game Character

Being around all these monuments makes an artist familiar with other cultures from all around the globe. So for me, being in the middle of the world makes it easier to approach art without being alienated from either western or eastern art styles.
Game Character by Gendy Mohammad
Game Character

Set Design

Set Design
Set Design

Feel Good

The art community in Egypt is expanding rapidly, and younger artists are keen to develop their skills and mind set.
Feel Good by Gendy Mohammad
Feel Good

Rowida Mohamed Abd ElRazek

Rowida is a designer based in Alexandria, Egypt. Her work features delightful typography and logo designs inspired by her culture.

Check out her work below, and see more in her portfolio.

Logos and Typography

I am from southern Egypt (Aswan) and this has had a high impact on me because the origin of the Aswan arts in terms of colors and drawings really made me love painting. Soon, it turned into a love of graphic design as I developed a greater interest in the Nubian art.
Logos and Typography by Rowida Mohamed ABD ElRazek
Logos and Typography

Logos and Typography 2

My graduation project and master's thesis was on Nubian art as well.
Logos and Typography by Rowida Mohamed ABD ElRazek
Logos and Typography

Longing to Nubia

Longing to Nubia by Rowida Mohamed ABD ElRazek
Longing to Nubia

Longing to Nubia - Infographic

I want all people to know Nubian art and its greatness. I now specialize in trademarks and typography, and I find great pleasure in the work I do. I find that this is my own world where I can really find myself.
Longing to Nubia - Infographic
Longing to Nubia - Infographic

Many thanks to the artists who took time to answer my questions and share a bit about themselves and how their country and/or culture has affected their work. You can check out more of their work in the links below:

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