Yasmine El Hazek is born and raised in Egypt. Starting her artistic career from a young age, El Hazek has developed a keen interest in people, and devoted the start of her artistic experimentations to portraying them.
Highly influenced by all the different faces, from humans to animals to her fantastical composite creatures of both, that Egypt has to offer, Yasmine El Hazek has started painting the wide range of expressions and moments that she has witnessed or imagined.
With an astute sense of observation and a healthy mixture of humour, satire and empathy, Yasmine would frequently roam the streets of Cairo and sketch people and their surroundings people to capture the beauty that many passers-by could easily overlook. Her paintings channel the energy she feels pulsing in the streets, people, animals and hidden fantasies of her beloved country.