Idrees, Alshaikh
Born 1956 in Khartoum, Sudan
Lives and works in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Alshaikh Idrees is a visual artist and painter, using his brush to capture the essence of his subjects, whether it be the busy streets of the city, the daily movements of people, public spaces or the rhythm of the city. The artist’s artworks consist of large-scale paintings using mainly acrylics on canvas. The artist is a member in many artistic societies, such as; the Union of Fine Artists, the Saudi Culture and Arts Association, and the House of Fine Artists. Idrees has had several solo exhibitions and his work has featured in multiple group shows, including Shara Art Fair at Hafez Gallery, Jeddah (2018). He curated the Okaz Market art prize in Saudi Arabia (2013). Idrees graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art from the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, Sudan in 1978.
AlShaikh Idrees, Abstract 8, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 270 × 190 cm, Courtesy Hafez Gallery