We are delighted to present Mixed Lines, Aicon Art’s debut solo exhibition of Khorfakkan-based Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim. Ibrahim is part of the UAE's first generation of contemporary artists from the 1990s and 2000s, an avant-garde that included Hassan Sharif, Abdullah Al Saadi, Hussein Sharif, and Mohammed Kazem.
The current exhibition consists of three distinct body of works – a set of large and medium sized canvases and works on paper, seven brightly-colored papier-mâché sculptures, and black and white architectonic works from Ibrahim’s Lines series. The two-dimensional work in the latter series is representative of Ibrahim’s obsessive mark-making process - akin to the lines and marks on cave walls - they have a primordial quality to them. The series was first shown in a well-received retrospective at Sharjah Art Foundation in 2018. Taken as a whole, these works exemplify the artist’s practice particularly his innovative use of materials and his connection to nature.