Miska Mohmmed (Sudanese, born 1995)
The First Meeting, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
Signed ‘signature’ (lower right)
150 x 125 cm
Ksh 340,000 – 450,000
(US$) 3,000 – 4,000
Provenance: Direct from the artist
Miska Mohmmed works predominantly in oils and acrylics, exploring the sensual experience of landscape. Mohmmed trained as a painter and, for a long time, practiced painting en plein air, guided by her experience of nature, atmosphere, and the movement and bustle of crowded spaces. Mohmmed renders landscapes as semi-abstract compositions built up using sweeping horizontal lines, whose direction, colour, and varying density approximate the terrains from which they are drawn.
Mohmmed received BFA in painting from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Sudan University in 2016. She has participated in workshops and exhibitions in Kenya, Sudan, and Tunisia, including a joint exhibition at the Rashid Diab Arts Centre in Khartoum (2017), and Khartoum Contemporary, at the Circle Art Gallery, Nairobi, Kenya (2017). She participated in, and painted murals for the Burrullus International Symposium in Cairo, and more recently in Tunisia.