Ibrahim El Dessouki earned a BFA in painting from Helwan University. His painting style is defined by his unique treatment of paint, accentuated by his ability to create subtle changes in its texture; his unusual use of negative space; and his deft manipulation of shadow and light.
While the artist’s genres encompass portraiture, landscape and still life, El Dessouki’s subject matter is very much Egypt-centric, and captures his own unique and hypnotic perspective of the soul and essence of Egypt.
El Dessouki descends from a family of artists; his father, Fahmi El Dessouki, and mother, Atyat Sayed, were well-known and established Egyptian expressionist painters and free-thinking intellectuals, and both greatly influenced the artist that El Dessouki is today.
He was a lecturer in the faculty of fine arts also at Cairo University from 1992 to 2017. Ibrahim presently lives and works in Cairo.