DUBAI March 2107
From Dalston to Dubai …
I hope to see you in Dubai Mojo Gallery from the 13th of March 2017 during …. DUBAI ART FAIR.
“Triumvirate” brings together 3 artists with origins in Africa (Egypt and Senegal) exploring our own “individual cultural influences and self expression” through work that “reveals, re-configures and explores some of the countless facets and layers of Africa’s identity.” In any case, my work is a colour riot and into the pot I’ve thrown all kinds of sights and impressions from London streets to Egyptian myth.
Over 10 years ago and after the death of my father I painted this 120x180cm canvas
days after i finished ,i painted over it
i felt that the subject is too dark and too negative to be shared with the world.
I made a decision then to paint about the joy of living, positive vibes and enlightenment .
but today’s piece of history ,Donald Trump being an elected president of the United States of America
forgive people me this the only kind of painting you are gonna get from me today
we’re going to reap just what we sow
Here I am in the land of the Beatles (not to mention Carcass, Elvis Costello and George Melly) Last time I was here was to see Rene Magritte, now it’s me here performing at 2 shows this weekend.
First up, tomorrow (Saturday) is at the World Museum. This is a truly amazing museum with tons of cool stuff I can’t wait to see – everything from amazing Aztec and American aboriginal art (Love that stuff) to an Egyptian mummy with a Fayumi portrait, to samurai armour, to a real meteorite. There’s also a Planetarium and – uhhh – a Bug House . I’ll probably give the Bug House a miss 🙂
check it out:
I’ll be performing at 2 pm and 3 pm, doing drawing performance, exploring the relationship between drawing, movement, mark-making and the body.
above – my show last year at the British Museum in London
Sunday I’ll be performing again at the Bluecoat
The Bluecoat is a very different vibe from the World Museum, so it will make a nice contrast and I’m interested how it’ll shape the work. The WM is a repository of world arts and sciences, while the Bluecoat is one of Liverpool’s premier spaces for contemporary culture. It’ll be a great day as there’s a ton of good things on at the Bluecoat that day.
I rarely worked on canvas, I always painted on either Wood , Wall o Paper
this collection is my first serious attempt to work on canvas,,,never say never, Ey