FAMILY PORTRAITS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
LA LIBERTE GUIDANT LE PEUPLE
DREAMING ARIZONA (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
M PORTRAITS
RADIUS 1 & 2
ISLAMIC VIOLINS
ANIMAL V
MARTYRS & IDOLS
LOST CODES (video still, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi
THE CITIZENS (photograph, extract) by Ibrahim Quraishi

FAMILY PORTRAITS
2013. Series of mixed media works (photographs, paintings, drawings) based on family-photos

FAMILY PORTRAITS by Ibrahim Quraishi

Image: FAMILY PORTRAITS, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

In Family Portraits, Quraishi explores both the presence and the absence of himself and his close family in the greater Middle East, fact mingling with fiction, identity becoming a series of hypothetical statements. In a series of carefully doctored portraits featuring his mixed Yemeni father, his Uzbek mother, their siblings, his sisters and himself he provides a poignant personal testimony of the vagaries of history and how personal identities get irremediably caught up in them.

Part of these series are photographs called M Portraits (2012) which are photo-paintings on canvas dealing with the paternalistic iconography of the grand-father as the tribal leader cum warrior.
 

FAMILY PORTRAITS by Ibrahim Quraishi

Image: FAMILY PORTRAITS, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
FAMILY PORTRAITS by Ibrahim Quraishi

Image: FAMILY PORTRAITS, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
FAMILY PORTRAITS by Ibrahim Quraishi

Image: FAMILY PORTRAITS, by Ibrahim Quraishi (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
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