New Body Of Work (Untitled)

Born 1987 in Somalia Magare lives and works in Birmingham. He is a multidisciplinary artist who primarily works in painting and writing.
Magare’s paintings are heavy layered  constructs – a ritual practice which uses materials such as frankincense and charcoal. The use of indigenous materials in his work conceptualises the historical background of nomadic people from East Africa  as well as a gestural exploration of the frankincense trade today. His work engages in conversations of culture and racial identity. Particularly exploring micro-dissections of self-identity and hyper-dislocation, referencing socio-political placement of black bodies within the Somali global migrant experience, whilst expanding on spirituality and taboo subjects.

 

 

IMG_9597
Running Free, 2017 / mixed media on canvas / 152 x 152 in
IMG_9522
The Talk, 2017 / mixed media on canvas / 152 x 152 in
IMG_9547
The Cut, 2017 / mixed media on canvas / 152 x 152 in
IMG_9504
The Party, 2017 / mixed media on canvas / 152 x 152 in
IMG_9564
The Healing, 2017 / mixed media on canvas / 152 x 152 in

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s