Lot 53 Rashid Diab (Sudanese, born 1957) Untitled, 1996, at Art Auction East Africa 2019

Rashid Diab (Sudanese, born 1957)
Untitled, 1996
Signed ‘signature ‘96’ (lower right)
Acrylic on board
100 x 100 cm

Ksh 770,000–880,000
(US$ 7,000–8,000)
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Provenance: from the artist’s collection

One of the most influential artists of his generation in Sudan, Rashid 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, North Africa 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.