Proud of his culture, he immersed himself in this martial art by watching traditional festivals in southern Egypt. Especially the Sufi festival, which takes place in several cities before Ramadan. To explain this lost legacy, Alaa Awad uses extravagant colors, witnessing the effervescence of these celebration moments.
The artist can paint three to four screens at the same time. “I start, stop, go to another canvas, come back, it all depends on the feeling, it can take up to six months, charcoal, watercolor, natural pigments are part of his colorful palette, but he also works pure ink.