Hany Houssien's calls on his vast knowledge of Architecture and design and finds a natural affinity to the technique of cubism. For Hany, the School of Cubism' is the only credible way to get what you want and mean it. It's the only technique to allow you to look at the surface within, underneath and between the lines, using the colour and the form is central in enabling a direct way into the deeper chambers that hold the secrets of the Pharaoh.
The Mask paintings are approached just as a Portrait painter would start a painting, however, the sitter, in this case, is no longer alive. The Mask came after they died, made by someone else thousands of years ago, in fact, made by the people he ruled over and who loved him. And so painting is not used as a way to destruct the image, painting is used to respectfully honour them and show love to this precious being and its existence. So keeping the surface intact is important, it shows a deeper understanding and respect of the splendour of the noble pharaoh.
Clues to what is being searched for during the making of the painting may possibly be in the titles, such as 'Hypnotism, Eternity, Reincarnation, and the colours give away time from long ago of golds and blues recapture its splendour. The paint reconstructs the meaning, and in this process of making the painting allows for feelings to surface, therefore a natural manipulation of the paint makes for a personal meeting place between the artist and the Pharaoh. Making the painting means you can meet them on or in your own terms, and explore fully your own obsession.
Cubism is the key that unlocks the mask. The Mask is fixed in a literal sense, but also in the imagination, Cubism has a way to shift the fixed points of the image across or down, therefore a gap opens up, that is a portal in, a digging out beyond the mask, almost able to dig out the meaning. a way to its secrets. Almost an uncovering at the foot of a tomb, much like an excavation. Therefore it is the static lines of cubism that keeps the original form of the Mask together and simultaneously enables you to breaks into the form, and the vibrant colours used to attempt to keep the spirit and meaning alive.
The action of making the mask is an obsession of love, the more you paint, the closer the connection becomes, this love takes it to the limits and this inquiry like love is endless, more will be painted.
Established the concept of a private Art Gallery "Garage Gallery" in October 2017 garage_gallery facebook page.
2018 - 31/5 Solo Exhibition (Culture and Egyptian Expression) Cairo Opera House, Salah Taher Gallery.
Group Show "Still Life Exhibition" Lamasat Art Gallery down town. Cairo, Egypt.
09/11 Alwan mn zaman Group Exhibition Al-Ahram art gallery. (Offical Egyptian News paper).
26/10 Colective Exhibition, Lamasat Art Gallery (down town Cairo Egypt).
04/05 Masion d'art group exhibition (Merging of generation) at"Al-Ahram art gallery. (Offical Egyptian News paper).
24/04 - Colective Exhibition,(boardless creativity)Lamasat Art Gallery down town. Cairo, Egypt.
2016 - Creator of Gallery 18, Group Show, street 18 Maadi. Cairo, Egypt.
2015 - Opera Music Hall Cairo Opera. Cairo, Egypt.
2014 - Sawy Sakia. Cairo, Egypt.
2011 - Central Museum of Art Moscow. Russia.
2009 - Elhanager Culture Centre. Cairo, Egypt.
2006 - Elhanager Culture Centre. Cairo, Egypt.
Studio 206 Maadi. Cairo, Egypt.
Sawy Sakia Culture Centre. Cairo, Egypt.
2005 - Sawy Sakia Culture Centre. Cairo, Egypt.
2004 - OMC Organisation Geneva. Sweetzerland.
2002 - Cde cercle du enterpres Geneva. Sweetzerland.
1998 - OMC Organisation Geneva. Sweetzerland.
1992 - Gallery of Arab Culture Melbourne. Australia.
1988 - Joens Art Group Dusseldorf. Germany.
1986 - Ediart dr Blanco Geneva. Sweetzerland.
1984 - Galerie des Bergues Geneva. Sweetzerland.
1979 - Gallerie du Theatre Geneva. Sweetzerland.
Mondial du Commerce. Geneva, Sweetzerland.
Munster Arms Gallery Melbourne. Australia.
1977 - Roger Ferrero Gallery Geneva. Sweetzerland.
Hany is a regular, guest Arts presenter for Television show Good Morning Egypt and Saydaty & Nile TV