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

M PORTRAITS
2016–17. Set of mixed media, acrylic, water-base color, chalk, crayon, collage on canvas (152 x 117 cm each)
 

M PORTRAITS by Ibrahim Quraishi

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

A series of paintings on the theme of the patriarch and the family tribal leader, based on portraits of my paternal grandfather and some drawings I made as a child. The glorified Arab paternalism and machismo is caught up in an unending struggle with internal and external forces. A past, which still dominates the present, that cannot fully reconcile itself between the glories of a self-imposed tradition and it’s unending dreams, a war against the external force of colonialism and a belief system that at the same time demands obedience and submission at all costs.
 

M PORTRAITS by Ibrahim Quraishi

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

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