Hicham Rahma is making his debut with his first solo exhibition ‘Lunar Carnival’ at the Picasso Art Gallery. Rahma illustrates a different perspective of concepts through black-and-white paintings.
“I presented the lunar carnival at a moment of eclipse in the blackness of the dark part, where we do not see things as others see them, but always haunt our imagination,” Rahma told the Egyptian Mail.
The artist combines the language of colour to present a visual culture close to the imagination to find ourselves in front of data that embodies a human culture in a symbolic language.
He paints in black and presents his work in a static style.
Rahma used to do cartoon characters, which is why he tends to draw wavy hair, wide eyes, and adhere to the Arab character in particular.
The exhibition comprises 25 works in which black predominates.
Hicham is a graphic designer and an illustrator. His father is the great artist Mostafa Rahma, who was the main inspiration behind his passion for illustration.
He graduated with a degree in animation and worked for a daily newspaper, branding agencies and publishing houses, which added a great deal to his experience as an artist. Rahma is one of the founders of ‘Tok Tok comic magazine.
He currently works with illustrations to create brand identities for several local and global brands. ‘Lunar Carnival’ exhibition runs until November 30 at the Picasso Gallery in Zamalek.