Award-winning painter Alaa Abul Hamd credits the beautiful landscape of Upper Egypt and its ancient Egyptian character as the inspiration for his artwork. His subjects are characterized by their stillness, strength, and silence, which he attributes to his fascination for ancient Egyptian murals and carvings.
Abul Hamd holds a BA in Fine Arts and is pursuing a PhD on the impact of the Luxor civilization on contemporary Egyptian art while also serving as an assistant professor of painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Luxor University. His work has been exhibited extensively locally and internationally. He is the recipient of the 24th Youth Salon Award and has participated in over twenty group exhibitions in Cairo, Port Said, Alexandria, Luxor, and Muscat.