Mohie El Din Hussein is considered a pioneer of Ceramics in contemporary Egyptian art. A sculptor at heart, Hussein experiments with ceramics and three dimensional form to create "sculptural reliefs"; Artworks of elevated texture and contrasting colours.
Zamalek Art Gallery hosted Mohie El Din's last retrospective of his work in 2015, and now we present his solo exhibition with his latest artworks. "Ceramics" focuses on how the usually static material can be fluid and versatile like paint. Mohie El Din Hussein uses a combination of ceramics, glass and paint in a special formula of glazing and heat fusion, resulting in controlled experiments of landscape and nature representation.
Mohie El Din Hussein played a significant role as Founder and Director of the Cairo International Biennale for Ceramics and the National Clay Forum. Through his work, he became a mentor to many young artists. He mastered the use of both old and contemporary ceramic techniques, which led him to create particularly unique pieces. His distinctive style of exploration of form and color brought ceramics to the forefront of the Plastic Arts Movement.
Nature is at the center of Mohie ElDin's artworks, with in depth studies of birds and fish that are both full of colour and movement. His unique ceramic three-dimensional of landscapes and trees make a fresh reappearance, with larger sizes and more complex compositions. In "Ceramics", Mohie El Din introduces portraits that are reminiscent of Fayoum portraits, but with a modern edge.
Zamalek Art Gallery presents Mohei El Din Hussein's body of work as a start to our season and a tribute to innovation and liberal approach to different mediums.