Ramsey Chahine is an artist who lives and works in New York City.
His paintings are marked by the relentless pursuit of an ideal with most paintings containing multiple painted-over versions buried below the surface. This layering process creates rich textured surfaces that reflect his interest in human psychology and the layers of the unconscious mind.
A believer that true art is revelation, Chahine has a classical view of the creative process, seeing it primarily as a product of the muses.
His current work with the Self-Portrait is an investigation into the depth and range of individual personality. Chahine believes the human individual is a gateway to higher truth.
With his self-portraits Chahine illuminates the underbelly of selfie culture, examining the narcissism in today's world. He regards the self portrait as a tool for and symbol of the times.
As a self taught artist it is one of Chahine's primary values to communicate with an authentic and unrestrained voice. Alongside his visual arts practice he is also a lifelong martial artist and experienced ultramarathon runner.