Hussein Abd El Baset

(Egyptian, b. 1964) is an artist specializing in sculpture and an art instructor at the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University. He prepared his PhD thesis in 2000 on “Science Fiction as an Introduction to Enriching the Sculpture.” Abd El Baset represents a rare case whose PhD studies were constructively reflected on their sculptural creation. He considered his PhD as a philosophical and empirical research that resulted in making him a highly distinguished figure in contemporary Egyptian sculpture. The artist creates composite sculptures of particles molten in copper and others hammered and bent copper that have been liquefied with an impressive craftsmanship while maintaining the expressive and symbolic aspect of his installation sculptures and his sensitivity to the issues of the age based in conquering the Great Power with its destructive robotic mechanisms. He created raptors and reptiles of prey that combine the anatomy of articulated legs and claws of prey with metallic robotic bodies, radar screens and the photocells of giant lethal machinery. So, he symbolically combines savage animal features with the invention of robots devoted to lethality and destruction in skeletal elements that are movable. They are nightmarish beings like the ones we dream as we await the feast of destruction in our Arab region.

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Hussein Abd El Baset

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(Egyptian, b. 1964) is an artist specializing in sculpture and an art instructor at the Faculty of Art Education, Helwan University. He prepared his PhD thesis in 2000 on “Science Fiction as an Introduction to Enriching the Sculpture.” Abd El Baset represents a rare case whose PhD studies were constructively reflected on their sculptural creation. He considered his PhD as a philosophical and empirical research that resulted in making him a highly distinguished figure in contemporary Egyptian sculpture. The artist creates composite sculptures of particles molten in copper and others hammered and bent copper that have been liquefied with an impressive craftsmanship while maintaining the expressive and symbolic aspect of his installation sculptures and his sensitivity to the issues of the age based in conquering the Great Power with its destructive robotic mechanisms. He created raptors and reptiles of prey that combine the anatomy of articulated legs and claws of prey with metallic robotic bodies, radar screens and the photocells of giant lethal machinery. So, he symbolically combines savage animal features with the invention of robots devoted to lethality and destruction in skeletal elements that are movable. They are nightmarish beings like the ones we dream as we await the feast of destruction in our Arab region.

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