“Simplicity is my philosophy.” Ahmed Askalany
Born in 1978 in Qena, Ahmed Askalany has established himself as one of the most original, unmistakably promising young generation artists.
Presenting figures and animals set in scenes of a unique, naive genre, Askalany offers works that display fragility and humanity free from aggressiveness or darkness.
Weaved like a girl’s hair, his palm-leaves sculptures are a proud testament and respect towards his roots in Upper Egypt, where basket weaving is an important cottage industry. His bronze works wrap the viewer in silence.
Ahmed Askalany represented Egypt at the 2009 Venice Biennale. He is the recipient of numerous awards, such as the First Prize at the 10th Annual Youth Salon and the 12th Annual Youth Salon.