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Hossam Dirar

Hossamís stunning body of work focuses on the inner beauty of women. Through divergent colour spectrums and varying brushstrokes, he captures the ups and downs of daily life and therein illuminating the strength of character of the women posing for him.

This showcase is a subtle narrative of intimacy and warmth that is always elsewhere, far in the distance, almost unreachable. In his study of the women posing for him, Hossam is simultaneously looking at carefully and taking distance from his subject.

Neither abstract nor figurative, Hossam's compositions are created and assembled almost in a series of frames and moving images rather than stills. The ubiquity and speed of his native Cairo is palpable in the fragile environments he builds; it is but through a combination of tension and void that these works gain sculptural frames and become three-dimensional.

Lady In Red

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High Heels

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Forever Young

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Love Affair

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Her Glamour

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White Summer

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One Day I'll Fly Away

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