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Embryonic Coat at Lawrie Shabibi Gallery

Lawrie Shabibi presents Embryonic Coat Exhibition, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim’s third solo exhibition in this gallery. It analyzes the conception or manifestation of the known, experienced, or imagined as contained within rudimentary forms, like the protective layer around a seed or the membrane around an embryo. The exhibition will be open to viewers at Lawrie Shabibi in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, until July 16th, 2022.

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, My Garden’s Details, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 40 x 30 cm 15 3/4 x 11 13/16 inches. Courtesy: the artist and Lawrie Shabibi. Photo: Ismail Noor of Seeing Things.

Experimental and prolific art of Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim reflects his deep interest in memory, imagery and ways of seeing and perceiving the environment, coming from both his personal experiences and the kind of innate memory found in our DNA, which the artist describes as a ‘primitive urge’. 

The old trees, flower beds and potted plants in the artist’s home’s garden have served as an inspiration for Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim art pieces. He has repeated, changed and recoloured them as paintings, murals and papier-mâché sculptures creating them as organic, plant-like forms.

The exhibition is held together with the artist’s major new installation for The National Pavilion UAE at the 59th Venice Biennale, Between Sunrise and Sunset. It is a room-filling sculpture made from 128 abstract and organic elements in papier-mâché, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim’s signature medium.

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, “Trunk”, 2020. Cardboard, papier-mâché, and leaves. 164 x 58 x 45 cm 64 9/16 x 22 13/16 x 17 11/16 inches. Courtesy: the artist and Lawrie Shabibi. Photo: Ismail Noor of Seeing Things.

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim is one of the five pioneering conceptual artists from the United Arab Emirates. His creative work has been inspired by the landscape of UAE, demonstrating his interest in the barren, rocky landscape of the UAE. Ibrahim won the first prize for Sculpture at the Sharjah Biennial in 1999 and 2001.

Lawrie Shabibi is a contemporary art gallery in Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. The gallery’s mission is to promote the works of international contemporary artists through a series of exhibitions, artists talks, catalogues and art fair participation.

To get more information, please visit the official webpage of the exhibition.

You might be also interested in visiting an exhibition called General Behaviour at Cultural Foundation.

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