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

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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