Mohamed Khalil

 

Mohamed Khalil
Untitled (Reflections from the Soul Series), 2010
Acrylic on wood, 31” x 33”
Gift of the artist

 
A prolific artist described as “an art machine,” Mohamed Khalil says, “I live and breathe art.”  Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Khalil became an artist at an early age.  He was fascinated with the shapes and designs of objects he found and began to create art from found materials, such as rocks, wood, metal, computer parts, or anything that caught his eye.  The artist continues to use found objects as important components in his colorful mixed-media paintings, prints, assemblages and sculptures.  The various cultural themes in his artwork reflect his travels and experiences from living in other countries.  Khalil’s Reflections from the Soul series is a large body of work that demonstrates the artist’s extraordinary creativity and his obsession with making art.

 
Mohamed Khalil studied graphic design, printmaking and art history at Alexandria University and the Egyptian Academy of Art in Rome.  He has exhibited his art in Alexandria, Egypt; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Dubai; United Emirates; Rome; Paris and at various  venues in New Jersey.  In 2008, he was commissioned by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. to create an ornament to represent the 8th Congressional District on the annual Christmas tree at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Khalil is currently Assistant Curator at the Paterson Museum.