Circle Art Auction 2015 Lot 14 Ahmed Abushariaa

Ahmed Abushariaa (Sudanese, born 1966)
Untitled, undated
Signed ‘abushariaa’ (lower right)
Ink and pastel on paper
56 x 76.5 cm

Ksh 90,000-130,000
(US$ 820-1,185)
Sold Ksh 199,580

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-nineties and settled for some years in Nairobi. He now lives and works in Kampala, Uganda where his work has become deeply influential within the local art scene.

Abushariaa has exhibited extensively in Uganda and Kenya and had solo exhibitions in Norway, Germany and Sudan and group exhibitions in Canada, Denmark, Monaco and 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.