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Hossam Dirar

Emerging Egyptian artist gives Orientalism new look

February 18, 2018 - Salwa Samir

The latest exhibition of works by Hossam Dirar, one of the Middle East's most promising artists today, pays homage to 19th-century Cairo through his re-interpretation of Orientalist paintings. “Le Caire 1801,” which opened at the Soma Art Gallery in Cairo on Feb. 4, features works in which Dirar has added his own touch of striking colors, among them shades of red and blue, to the older works depicting Western artists’ images of Egypt.

DEPICTING FEMININE POWER - IN CONVERSATION WITH HOSSAM DIRAR

April 11, 2017 - Widewalls Editorial

Dirar’s work in painting is refined and takes more of a classic approach, using oil paint in expressive strokes and warm colorsto depict women in their feminine power.

INTERVIEW WITH HOSSAM DIRAR

March 2, 2016

Read the full interview with Hossam Dirar, by art journalist and writer Lisa Pollman.

HOSSAM DIRAR IN EL BEIT MAGAZINE

January 8, 2016

Hossam Dirar was featured in this article, in Al Beit Magazine, highlighting Dirar's first solo exhibition in Egypt, and his shown work, which focuses on the Bike and, at times, the Woman as subject matter.

CONTEMPORARY ARTIST DIRAR: ON LIFE, TIME, AND HUMANITY

September 13, 2015 - May Mansour

Staff writer May Mansour delves into an interview with Dirar; a contemporary artist with deep philosophical visions and an unexpected feminist streak.