b. 1978, Nag Hammadi, Egypt. Ahmed Askalany’s work shows an explicit connection with traditional materials and craft methods associated with the ancient cultures of Egypt. His subjects include human figures and animals inspired by his native town.
Askalany’s aesthetic places emphasis on both structure and volume, as well as an innocent sense of isolation that reflects frankness, candor and poetic sensitivity. In response to the complexity of contemporary artistic practice Askalany's famous palm leaf sculptures are produced through a simple weaving technique that challenges the very boundaries of art.