Embracing the language of contemporary visual abstraction in his otherwise romantic views of the Nile River Delta, painter Abdel Mohsen creates coloured relief carvings on large blocks of wood. In each composition, he reveals a facet of nature as a source of inspiration for his art: lakes, flocks of flamingos, waves, sand dunes and clumps of grass are the elements of his world, whether in abstract or representative art.
Born in Kafr El Sheikh in 1951, Abdel Wahab Abdel Mohsen graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Alexandria in 1976 and went on to pursue a prolific career in visual arts. Today he is considered to be an icon of the Egyptian visual arts scene. His work has been extensively exhibited in prestigious international galleries at locales around the world – among them Switzerland, France, Italy, Norway, Turkey, Poland, Yugoslavia, Spain, and Japan – and his paintings are part of the permanent collection at the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art in Cairo. He was a member of the Supreme Council for Culture's Commission on Fine Arts in 2001, 2003, and 2006 respectively.