Behind the scenes


The Storm: Untitled 6,

Acrylic on cardboard 70.0 × 50.0 cm

This painting is part of a wider collection in which Rashed delves into the world of “Sims”, exploring how video games simulate real life. A party of people in a convertible seem to celebrate as colour explodes around them. Rashed transfers the plastic, flat features of the Sims characters into his figures.The situations Rashed creates interrogate the actions of ordinary people when allowed to play God within the game.

Hany Rashed

About the Artist

Hany Rashed (b. 1975, Cairo) lives and works in Cairo. A self-taught artist whose creative trajectory was shaped under the mentorship of the artist Mohamed Abla, he explores techniques from collage and monotype to painting and sculpture. Rashed constantly reinvents both himself and his craft, with much of his work reflecting his personal experiences, often connected to social and political themes of humanity and conflict.

Hany Rashed’s work has been showcased globally, with solo exhibitions at SOMA Gallery, Cairo and Ernst Hilger Gallery, Vienna and he has been featured in international art fairs such as Frieze London and the Beirut Art Fair. Rashed has work in the permanent collection of Tate Modern, London.

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