Hossam Dirar (b.1978 Cairo, Egypt) is an Egyptian multidisciplinary artist. After graduating from the Faculty of Applied Arts at Helwan University, Dirar became increasingly interested in epigraphy, calligraphy and its relationship with art. Dirar’s artistic techniques are enhanced and accentuated by the material properties of paint. Within Dirar’s painterly practice his techniques are varied; sometimes he stencils, sometimes he applies bands of pure colour. Other times, Dirar employs traditional iconography and calligraphy. As a multi-disciplinary artist working across diverse mediums such as photography, installation, videography and graphic design, he captures the zeitgeist of today with a mastery of diverse methods of representation.