Sudanese artist Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark is one of the featured artists in our second collection of limited edition art prints.
His semi-abstract paintings are filled with light and colour, depicting landscapes that are half-real, half-imagined. The contours of these landscapes are formed from delicate watercolour washes, Elmobark’s preferred medium.
He explains, "Water colour is my favourite medium for it is both easy and difficult to handle. Difficult because it is very testing and thought-provoking and easy because it is flowing and fluent…it can create an unmatchable purity."
Born and raised in Sudan, the landscape of his native country still serves as a source of inspiration for his art, with the rich, jewel tones of his early childhood always finding their way into his paintings.
Elmobark’s landscapes often include elements of architecture, with buildings and towers grouping together to form towns. These towns appear and disappear into the surrounding landscape and are reminiscent of the communities found in remote locations in the UAE.
Check out our selection of prints of the artist's work here.
Abdelgadir Hassan Elmobark has a degree in photography from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, Sudan. He is based in Sharjah and works as a graphic designer at Dubai Municipality. He has exhibited extensively throughout the region and internationally. Selected exhibitions include: Sultan Bin Ali Al Owais Cultural Foundation, Dubai (2014); Emirates Cultural Festival, Dubai (2003); Art Attack Gallery, Dubai (2007); Majlis Gallery, Dubai (2001); the Bangladesh Biennial (2001); the Sharjah Biennial (1995-1999); and Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation (1999).