Art Auction East Africa 2022 Lot 22 Hassan Fadul

Hassan Fadul (Sudanese, born 1966)
The Hoopoe, 2019
Signed ‘Hassan Fadul 2019’ (lower right)
Mixed media on canvas
100.5 x 100.8 cm
Ksh 400,000 – 600,000
(US$) 3,500 – 5,200
Provenance: direct from the artist

Born in 1966 in Central Sudan, Hassan Fadul studied Graphic Design at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum. Shortly after his graduation in 1995, Fadul left Sudan, along with many other Sudanese artists at the time, and moved to Nairobi where he has lived and worked since.

This evocative painting depicts the Hoopoe bird, famed for its loyalty to its mate even after death and its sharp and far sightedness in Arabic literature.

Fadul’s paintings were exhibited early on at Paa Ya Paa Art Centre and the Nairobi National Museum and have continued to be shown regularly with galleries in Nairobi and Kampala. Fadul has also exhibited in Spain, the UK, Sudan and Germany.

His works are part of private collections in France, the USA, Spain, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, the Netherlands, Sweden, UAE and Canada.