Abushariaa Ahmed

Sudan

Abushariaa Ahmed was born in 1966 in Omdurman, Sudan. He graduated in 1990 from Sudan University’s College of Fine & Applied Arts.

Abushariaa’s style is heavily influenced by the pioneers of Sudan’s contemporary art scene, including Ibrahim el Salahi, Professor Shipprain and Rashid Diab. In the 1960s their Khartoum School was recognised as an emergent modernist movement, known for its Sudanawiyya style – a synthesis of Western influences and other traditions that captures Sudan’s diversity.

Abushariaa left the Sudan in the mid-90s and spent some years in Kenya as an artist in residence at the Paa ya Paa Arts Centre in Nairobi. He later lived for a short period in Cologne, Germany, before settling in Kampala, Uganda, in 2000, where he worked as a freelance artist.
After many years in the diaspora, Abushariaa went recently back to Khartoum.

His semi-abstract, colourful, mixed-media artwork and his distinctive ink drawings are rich with ornamental and patterned symbols of his Nubian culture and occasionally Arabic calligraphy.

Abushariaa has exhibited extensively in East Africa and in Canada, the US, Germany, Denmark, Monaco and the UK. His artwork is held in many private and public collections all over the world – in the African Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea, and in the collection of the World Bank in Washington DC, USA amongst others.

Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper| 32cm x 24cm - 1997
CODE: ABU1


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 32cm x 24cm - 1997 -
CODE: ABU2


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 24cm x 32cm - 1997
CODE: ABU3


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 32cm x 24cm - 1997
CODE: ABU4


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 48cm x 36cm - 1997
CODE: ABU10


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 51cm x 36cm - 1997
CODE: ABU13


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 51cm x 36cm - 1997
CODE: ABU14


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 32cm x 24cm - 1997
CODE: ABU16


Untitled | Ink on Paper | 40cm x 30cm - 1996
CODE: ABU24


Untitled | Ink on Paper | 40cm x 30cm - 1996
CODE: ABU25


Untitled | Ink on Paper | 62cm x 55cm - 1998
CODE: ABU75


Untitled | Mixed Media on Wood | (30cm x 30cm )x4 - 2003
CODE: ABU76,77,78,79


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 30cm x 40cm - 1993
CODE: ABU73


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 24cm x 24cm - 1998
CODE: ABU28


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 50cm x 40cm - 1993
CODE: ABU74


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 24cm x 24cm - 1998
CODE: ABU27


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper| 24cm x 24cm - 1998
CODE: ABU30B


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 24cm x 24cm - 1998
CODE: ABU30A


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 24cm x 24cm - 1998
CODE: ABU29


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 24cm x 24cm - 1998
CODE: ABU31


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 55cm x 60cm - 2011
CODE: ABU71


Untitled | Ink on Canvas | 27cm x 27cm - 2001
CODE: ABU43


Untitled | Ink on Canvas | 27cm x 27cm - 2001
CODE: ABU40


Untitled | Ink on Canvas | 27cm x 27cm - 2001
CODE: ABU39


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 40cm x 40cm - 2007
CODE: ABU61


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 98cm x 67cm - 1998
CODE: ABU34


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 98cm x 67cm - 1998
CODE: ABU35


Untitled | Collage on Paper | 74cm x 54cm - 2003
CODE: ABU45


Untitled | Collage on Paper | 74cm x 54cm - 2003
CODE: ABU46


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 74cm x 54cm - 2004
CODE: ABU50


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper | 74cm x 54cm - 2003
CODE: ABU51


Untitled | Oil on Canvas | 85cm x 100cm - 2006
CODE: ABU55


Untitled | Collage on Paper | 77cm x 56cm - 2004
CODE: ABU53


Untitled | Collage on Paper | 77cm x 56cm - 2004
CODE: ABU52


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper| 57cm x 44cm - 2006
CODE: ABU59


Darfur Series | Oil on Canvas | 120cm x 120cm - 2008
CODE: ABU69


Untitled | Mixed Media Paper | 45cm x 60cm - 1997
CODE: ABU23


Untitled | Mixed Media Paper | 40cm x 32cm - 1994
CODE: ABU6


Untitled | Mixed Media Paper | 40cm x 30cm - 1995
CODE: ABU7


Untitled | Mixed Media on Paper|


Untitled | Mixed Media Paper | 98cm x 67cm - 1998
CODE: ABU36


Untitled | Acrylic on Canvas | (30 x 30 cm) x 4 - ca. 2000
CODE: ABU80,81,82,83


back to the collection