Mohammed Abdelrasoul, ‘Tunnel’, 2014, ATHR

ARTIST STATEMENT

“My work attempted, and continuously attempts, to create tangible mental images of lines that appear as ropes or thread. These threads, that visually create and contour the forms of my subject matters, allow for a myriad of visual and conceptual interpretations. Moreover, it coincides with a universal notion of wholeness: that all elements are connected, and if one area or part is affected, it therefore implements an effect on other connected parts. This notion supports the conceptual and visual factors in my work; it became logical to link all my subjects with lines. I find that lines I create have an inherit duty to continuously move and flow without interruptions; to form objects and figures, and direct the eye to visually realize the entirety of the work. Although the forms appear to be entangled and trapped in the lines, it is in actuality part of its visual existence and formation. It therefore allows movement and motion despite its constricting and prohibiting appearance. I find lines are able to articulate on the human capability of overcoming restrictions and hindrances in life; that like lines, humans have an innate desire to pursue freedom”

About Mohammed Abdelrasoul

Sudanese, b. 1979, Kordofan, Sudan, based in Khartoum, Sudan

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