Through the Lens: Ahmed Hassan's Peculiar Portraiture

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“I find more intrigue in peculiarity rather than perfection…”

Your work is bold, magnified, graphic. How did this technique begin?

Experimentation. Any creative genesis I had was fuelled solely by ideas. I loved the idea of creating a world beyond reality so using some trial and error, my execution slowly grew closer towards that realm.

In your own words, how would you define your practice?

It’s all consuming and a blend of thoughtful preparation and just doing. A lot of organizing my thoughts and ideas and executing them as soon as I can.

Going back to your roots, what inspirations, movements, periods and figures do you think had the biggest impact on you as a person and working professional?

I find direct references too limiting so like many others, my inspirations are a mishmash of design, architecture, art, cinema, and literature. But to be more specific—surrealism, particularly fantastic realism. The movement’s influence inspired me to infuse the extraordinary within the ordinary, and manipulate the realm of imagination. I find more intrigue in peculiarity rather than perfection and so I try to incorporate it as much as I can, even when the creative is out of my hands.

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