Yassir Ali Mohammed (Sudanese, born 1969)
Windows of My Soul, 2016
Signed ‘Yassir Ali 2016’ (lower right)
Mixed media on canvas
240 x 210 cm
Sold Ksh 1,408,800
Provenance: direct from the artist
Yassir Ali is a painter who trained in Khartoum and now lives and works in Nairobi. His practice is deeply engaged with the notion of a Sudanese visual identity. He explores the trajectory of ancient Nubian symbols from historical to contemporary visual culture, inspired by the universality of their shapes and formations, and how they have developed through time and across cultures.
Windows of My Soul uses the window as both an abstract grid structure, as well as architectural form and poetic metaphor.
Ali graduated with a Degree in Fine Art from the Sudan University of Science and Technology in 1997. He has held solo exhibitions in Kenya, Tanzania and Sudan. He was selected to exhibit in the Kampala Art Biennale, 2014, as well as various group shows in Finland, Uganda, South Korea and France.