Yasmine El Hazek is Egyptian, born and raised. At merely 24 years old she has developed a keen sense to people, and has devoted her life to portraying them through her artwork. As can be construed by the title of the collection, "WE THE PEOPLE" the art is solely about representing the faces of people that Yasmine has encountered through her everyday life. She is highly influenced by all the different faces that our country has to offer, and especially by the variety of expressions that consumes them.
Yasmine would frequently roam the streets of Cairo and sketch the people to capture the beauty that every other passer-by would easily overlook. "I have always been fascinated by peoples expressions and always want to know the feelings behind them," says Yasmine. She could easily find herself lost in areas of Cairo she had never visited, and uses that as an opportunity to see and meet new faces for her sketches.
She explains that when she frequents heavily populated areas, and sees all the categories of people dealing with each other, she gets a better sense to how she can channel that energy.