Ahmed Hamdy Abdel-Gawad is an Egyptian contemporary artist who graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in 2009. His upbringing was in a coastal city where families relied primarily on fishing and agriculture to secure a living.
growing up among fields and learning about fishing for livelihood had a great impact on his work and inspired the topics he chooses to paint on his canvas, which he layers with silent but vividly expressive elements that symbolize hunting, benevolence and sustenance. Some of these symbols can be found in vessels, animals and birds he paints in his work
“On the foreground of my canvas, these elements are found in a dark room that is penetrated by a powerful ray of light that brings them to life. To me, this symbolizes the sustenance of hope, prosperity and generosity of nature. Darkness cannot be permanent, light will always find its way in.”