Workshop with Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim
This two-day workshop will provide emerging artists with the opportunity to work with, and learn from, Ibrahim to further develop their practice.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim's practice is inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan, his place of birth. His deep connection to his local environment is prevalent within his studio practice, whether through his installations, drawings, or objects. His hand-made objects are shaped like primitive tools, bones, or parts of trees, and appear to have been unearthed from some ancient den, rather than handcrafted.
His works on paper depict his own form of language - inscriptions, lines and abstract forms that are reminiscent of ancient cave drawings - marking time and memory through meditative repetition. The session is meant to provide the creative community the opportunity to learn from the established artists of the United Arab Emirates.
Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim is part of the UAE's first generation of contemporary artists, which included Hassan Sharif, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, and Mohammed Kazem.