Ibrahim is part of the UAE's first generation of contemporary artists from the late 1980s, an avant-garde scene that included Hassan Sharif and Mohammed Kazem, and will represent the UAE at the Venice Biennale in 2022. Ibrahim’s work has been inspired by a lifelong relationship with the environment of Khorfakkan, his place of birth, with the Gulf of Oman on one side and the Hajar Mountains on the other. This deep connection to his local environment repeats itself throughout his studio practice: his sculptures 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 reveal his own form of language - inscriptions, lines and abstract forms that are reminiscent of ancient cave drawings - marking time and memory through meditative repetition.
Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (1962) with a focus on his black and white paintings and papier-maché works.
This Cromwell Place exhibition has already taken place
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The gallery supports the long-term development of the careers of young international contemporary artists with a focus on those from the Middle East and North Africa. By holding a regular programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks, publishing catalogues and participating in international art fairs, Lawrie Shabibi has, since 2011, been a forerunner in the development of the contemporary art scene in Dubai. Lawrie Shabibi works from Cromwell Place when based in London and holds exhibitions in our galleries throughout the year.