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Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim: The Space Between the Eyelid and the Eyeball
5 March 2019 @ 6.00 pmFree
Comprising four bodies of work that span his engagement with painting and sculpture, this solo exhibition by the Khorfakkan-based artist centres on a group of Sitting Man portraits; in this intriguing series the head of the sitter is always cropped, moving the focus instead to the bodily posture and clothing. (The image was originally taken from a photograph of Ibrahim’s friend and mentor, the late Hassan Sharif.)
Black and white paper mâché architectonic works – part painting, part sculpture, part collage – dominate another wall. Drawing from Ibrahim’s Lines series, the works play with notions of multiplicity and division.
Finally, here are two groups of brightly-coloured sculptures in the round, often featuring recycled materials such as water bottles. Some resemble pylons or scaffolding, others toys, robots, trees and fruit. Linking hem are Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim’s compulsive and intuitive sense of repetition, variation and humour.
To 20 April.
Above: Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Bouquet 2, 2018. Below: Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Sitting Man, 2013