Contemporary Arts

Khaled Akl

Khalid Akl from Al Sharqya, Egypt, graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts (Helwan University) in 1993 and pursued the international market with painting exhibitions from Jeddah, to Paris, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington. Since 2010, Akl has participated in a workshop at the Empire State Building for mentally handicapped children, and redecorated neighborhoods in Brooklyn with high school students, whilst also volunteering with younger and finer talents born from the NY IFA, and National Academy of Fine Arts, amongst others. By 2012, Akl had implemented murals for human rights institutions, and the American Historical and Cultural Affairs office whilst also honored for The Golden Palette Reward, The Crystal Brush and the winning the Best Epic Oil Painting Artist by the Academy of Washington of Fine Arts. Acquired by major collectors, from the KSA to the Emirates, France, England, Italy, USA, Argentina and Cuba, of which also privately collected amongst celebrities and diplomats such as: Morgan Freeman, Ronan Keating, Jennifer Lopez, Al Gore, Robert De Niro, and Prince Sultan Ben Abdel Aziz. Akl’s work spans the globe with the contextualization and de-contextualization of the subjected capacities. From landscaping to city-scaping and portraitures, he captures the environment proposed by the community lived in.

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