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.