Ahmed Abushariaa (Sudanese, born 1966)
Signed ‘Abushariaa’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
70.5 x 70.5 cm
Ksh 220,000 – 330,000
(US$) 2,300 – 3,500
Provenance: Private collection
Ahmed Abushariaa’s intricate paintings show a highly developed personal style, intertwining elements of traditional and modern Nubian and Sudanese culture, his Islamic faith and the fusion of contemporary life.
Abushariaa studied Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Khartoum but left Sudan in the mid-1990s and settled for some years in Nairobi before moving to Kampala. He worked closely with Maria Fischer, the owner of Tulifanye Gallery and his work became deeply influential within the local art scene.
Abushariaa has exhibited extensively in Uganda and Kenya and has had solo exhibitions in Norway, Germany and Sudan and group exhibitions in Canada, Denmark, Monaco and the UK. His work is held in the private collections of The African Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea and the art collection of the World Bank in Washington.