Born and raised in Egypt, Khaled Sorour, a Professor at the Faculty of Art Education Helwan University, has had a dynamic career as an artist as well as a valuable administrator in the Arts in Egypt.
Khaled Sorour's paintings rely on two main sources of inspiration: Egyptian daily life and Egyptian folklore, from the ancient Egyptian to the Nubian. His main interest is the life of ordinary Egyptians, and his paintings capture the small nuances that makes up their streets, homes, dreams, problems, and social issues.
His thick, bold, black outlines break up the large expanses of flat, bright colours, but without removing the depth from his paintings entirely. His attention to detail and focus on observations from Egyptian life are made lighter and easier to digest by his pop-like approach to his rich content of cultural references and folklore.