Rashid Diab (Sudanese, born 1957)
Signed ‘his signature in Arabic, 2013’ (lower right)
Acrylic on canvas
119 x 99cm
Sold Ksh 880,500
Provenance: direct from the artist
Rashid Diab studied at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum and in 1979, won a scholarship to attend the Complutense University of Madrid where he received another degree in Painting and Etching. He went on to complete his PhD in 1991 on the ‘Philosophy of Sudanese art’ and then spent the next nine years teaching at the same university in Spain.
One of the most famous Sudanese artists of his generation, Diab’s paintings, etchings, and mono-prints have been exhibited across Europe, North America 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 house in Khartoum and in 2003 he set up the Rashid Diab Arts Centre, to promote visual arts and cultural awareness in Sudan.