Elemam, Mutaz
Born 1979 in Kasala, Sudan
Lives and works in Cairo, Egypt
Mutaz Elemam’s practice is informed by the many places he has worked, lived and continues to experience today. His works suggest ethereal contexts not really of this world– yet strongly evocative of a parallel realm. They are hazily painted, suggestive of his abstract painting aesthetic. Assorted geographical landscapes are present with greens of grassy knolls, blues and oranges of coral beds in the sea, and brown tree trunks of a forest all point to Elemam’s consideration of how to capture the essence of spaces and places still virgin and untouched, and of the magic that exists in such spaces. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions both regionally and internationally including the 5th Beijing International Art Biennale (2012); The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan (1945–Present), Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah (2016 - 2017) and SIA - Biennale de Sarria (2017).
Mutaz Elemam, Untitled, 2015, Acrylic on Canvas, 132 x 197 cm. Courtesy of Ubuntu Art Gallery