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Essam Marouf, 1958 | Abstract Minimalist painter



  • "… I see my art as more universal. It’s mixed from Egypt, Italy, Holland and the world. It is not a cultural statement, it is a human story…"

  • "With minimalism in form and colour I try to give my paintings the inner power and spiritual energy. The two factors that give - in my eyes- paintings their inconceivable power" - Essam Marouf.

Essam Marouf was born in Cairo in 1958, studied painting from 1976 at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Helwan University in Cairo and graduated in 1981 at the Mural Painting Section.
From 1982 until 1985 Essam Marouf studied at Accademia di Belle Arti in Roma.
He lives and works between Cairo and Amsterdam.






Essam Marouf has shown his work in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the world at venues that include: Menasart Art Fair (Art Sawa Gallery), Beirut 2011, "Contemporary Views IV", Al Masar Gallery, Cairo 2011,  "Selections", Gallery Misr, Cairo 2011, "Muse" Ofok Gallery, Museum M. Ghalil, Cairo 2011, "Still Valid" Selection of Contemporary Egyptian Art, The American University, Cairo 2011, "Realisme" Art Fair, Galerie Smarius/ Steven Sterk, Amsterdam, "Zomergasten", Galerie Helga Hofman, Alphen aan de Rijn, 2010, Art Paris-Abu Dhabi, (Art Sawa Gallery) Dubai 2010, "Essam Marouf, works on paper", Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo (solo) 2010, "Unforgettable views", Galerie Helga Hofman 2009, 11th Cairo biennale 2008, L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris 2008, Art Amsterdam 2008 (Smarius Gallery) and Museum Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome 2007.
Works of Essam Marouf are part of various private, corporate and museum collections locally and abroad.



































Essam Marouf (Cairo, 1958) è un artista Egiziano.
Il suo lavoro pittorico tende a concentrarsi sulle donne e la figura femminile. Le donne nei suoi quadri sono sempre piene di carattere. Particolare attenzione è rivolta ai loro volti e alle numerose possibilità di espressione che essi permettono.
Nasce nel 1958 a Il Cairo.
Dal 1976 al 1981 frequenta la Faculty of Fine Arts alla Helwan University, de Il Cairo.
Nel 1982 si trasferisce a Roma dove frequenta per tre anni l'Accademia delle Belle Arti.
Attualmente lavora tra Amsterdam e Il Cairo.

Essam Marouf ha mostrato il suo lavoro in numerose mostre personali e di gruppo in tutto il mondo, tra cui:

  • Menasart Art Fair (Art Sawa Gallery), Beirut, 2011
  • "Contemporary Views IV", Al Masar Gallery, Cairo, 2011
  • "Selections", Gallery Misr, Cairo, 2011.
  • "Muse" Ofok Gallery, Museum M. Ghalil, Cairo, 2011.
  • "Still Valid" Selection of Contemporary Egyptian Art, The American University, Cairo, 2011.
  • "Realisme" Art Fair, Galerie Smarius/Steven Sterk, Amsterdam, 2011.
  • "Zomergasten", Galerie Helga Hofman, Alphen aan de Rijn, 2010.
  • Art Paris-Abu Dhabi, (Art Sawa Gallery) Dubai, 2010.
  • "Essam Marouf, works on paper", Mashrabia Gallery, Cairo (personale), 2010.
  • "Unforgettable views", Galerie Helga Hofman, 2009.
  • 11th Cairo biennale, 2008.
  • L'Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris, 2008.
  • Art Amsterdam, 2008 (Smarius Gallery).
  • Museum Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, 2007.