The sources of his work both historical and contemporary, are often metaphors for wider themes of race and change. The sheer dynamism of Hassan's work is particularly clear. He binds energy and movement in paint producing vibrant images that fascinate and provoke. With references in technique to the dynamic images of the Italian Futurists Hassan elucidates themes and issues with an absorbing lyricism and energy.

Mark Bills, Curator Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, England (from the catalogue of the solo exhibition "Winds of Change" Feb - April 1997)