The Egyptian-Italian artist Omar Hassan, who grew up in Milan and lives between Miami and Milan, talks about the central message of his artistic work during his interview.
Omar, please describe the core theme and the central message of your work.
In addition to the reply I gave earlier, I love to make different type of artworks: paintings, sculptures, and art objects where my gesture reveals the passing of time, that flies by, but you never can see
Luisa Catucci Gallery, Exhibition view, 2021
Introduce us to the work that, in your view, exemplifies or best embodies the messages of your work.
My most renown series of works are the ones titled BREAKING THROUGH. There I did embed the amazing concept of boxing into my art because I think it’s a great metaphor for life: everyone is a boxer because everyone has to fight, everyone sometimes fells down, and everyone has to get up again. Like in real life, that I see as a sort of never-ending boxing match.
What is the aim of your art, your work, what is it supposed to achieve in the viewer?
Mostly, I hope my art motivates people to push beyond their capacities and limitations, as my boxing trainer and my art teacher used to motivate me. I use so many bright colors because I think they are catchy enoughto lure people into the art world. I hope for anybody usually not interested in art to fall in love with what I do, so to get closer to this beautiful scene.
THE DEED | THE WORK is a complementary and separately presented part of THE INTERVIEW IN|DEEDS with Omar Hassan.
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