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

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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