CAIRO—Ali Hassaan’s exhibition “Safe Haven”, at Cairo’s Liwan Gallery, shows a young woman living between dreams and reality.
Visitors might think the scenes in the paintings are the product of the artist’s imagination. In fact, the paintings tell the story of a female fine arts student from Upper Egypt, who told the art professor of living between dreams and reality.
Hassaan, 46, a professor in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Luxor University, believed the daydreams to be the young woman’s “safe haven” and used this idea as the theme of a series of paintings.
The exhibition, which continues until December 9, is about the young woman’s inability to make even simple dreams come true. She has the same daydreams for years, but cannot make them come true.