Mohamed Omar Khalil
Country: Republic of Sudan
Style: fresco painting, printmaking, etching
Medium: Mixed Media on Board, Lithographs
Fun Fact: Mohammad Omar Khalil seeks to show how contemporary art transforms an Arab world full of symbolism and illustrates the complicated artistic relationship between the region and Europe. His works combine his Sudanese roots with the Pop culture of his home in the West. As a result, the viewer is compelled to examine each work, in a bid to stumble upon hidden messages lurking amid the layers.
Quote: The streets of the city are his palette from which he collects much of his raw material - the detritus of 21st-century urbanism - such as postage stamps, envelopes, photography, fabrics, crushed cans, and even whole doors. Collage is his chosen technique, where texture plays a major role as salvaged remnants piece together to form a narrative; echoing the Roman frescoes Khalil must have poured over during his time in Italy.
1. Petra (Triptych
3.The Fiz Series | Water color on paper
4.The Fiz Series | Water color on paper
5. The Fiz Series | Water color on paper
7. Paolo Ucello, The Battle of San Romano series | Water color on paper
8. Paolo Ucello, The Battle of San Romano series | Water color on paper