Mohamed Banawy reveals his profound interest in Old Egypt through his paintings of people and landscapes. Vibrant color and striking visual rhythms transform his work in striking spaces for contemplation.
Born in Cairo in 1977, Banawy studied painting and mosaic at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Helwan University. In his senior year he joined the Mural Painting department to gain design, mosaic, and stained glass skills. Since 2001, Banawy has been lecturing at the Faculty of Fine Arts, and he is an integral part of Egypt's contemporary art scene through his production of pieces such as The Valley. The exhibition of his work as part of the Egypt Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2013 launched his international exposure and garnered him intercontinental recognition.