Mohamed Sharkawy was born in 1982 in Qena, Upper Egypt. He now lives and works in Bahrain. Using minimalist form, flat colors and clearly defined shapes, Sharkawy has a unique ability to render images that have a universal appeal. Each form and figure are so purposely deduced to the essentials that his work is reminiscent of wall paintings of Ancient Egyptians. His two-dimensional drawings have become his trademark. Removing all unnecessary details and using solid blocks of bright primary and secondary colors, Mohamed Sharkawy’s unadorned and flawless work is a vision of childlike simplicity and an astute ability to communicate the fundamentals of life – such as the little moments of happiness.