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 instinct.

His current work with the Self-Portrait is an adventure into the depth and range of individual personality. Chahine believes the human individual plays all roles on life's stage.

 

With his self-portraits Chahine illuminates the underbelly of selfie culture. He regards the self-portrait as a tool for and symbol of the most fundamental human experience, one that is reflective and self-conscious.

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 a lifelong martial artist and experienced ultramarathon runner.