Rashid Diab (Sudanese, born 1957)
Bird Omen, 2016
Signed ‘signature 2016’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
133.5 x 249 cm
Provenance: direct from the artist
A large-scale work, demonstrating the artist’s decisive, subtle touch, with moments of great detail picked out amongst swathes of radiant colour.
One of the most influential artists of his generation in Sudan, Diab’s practice employs a range of painterly techniques to combine imagery of Sudanese heritage with an awareness of international contemporary artistic developments.
Diab graduated with a BA in Painting from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, he then received a scholarship to the Complutense University of Madrid where he studied Painting and Etching. In 1991 he completed a PhD on the Philosophy of Sudanese Art in 1991, also at the Complutense University of Madrid, where he spent the next nine years teaching.
His work has been exhibited across Europe, the USA and the Middle East and can be found in a number of private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Art in Cairo, the National Library of Madrid and the Royal Museum of Fine Art in Amman.
Diab established the Dara Art Gallery in his home in Khartoum and in 2003 he created the Rashid Diab Arts Centre, promoting visual arts and cultural awareness in Sudan.