Abdel-Wahab is an eminent figure among contemporary Egyptian sculptors. He devoted his art to the pursuit of a contemporary model of Egyptian sculpture. His interest was drawn to the figure of Akhenaton, in whom he perceived noble and contemplative features that embodied a profound piety. Abdel-Wahab represented Akhenaton in different forms, all of which he maintained this spirit of contemplation and piety. He created large and small-scale sculptures, as well as a relief sculpture with extensive attention to ornamentation. In his creations, the artist used many different materials, such as pottery, stone, and polyester with metal.
He was awarded the State Merit Award for Art in 2002.