By Dr Awatif Elnour
As guests walked past each mounted art admiring the details of the paintings, the gallery was transported to the root of the works on display – “stories from life, a Sufi inspired journey of past and present.”
It is the first solo exhibition in the United States of Sudanese-born Artist Mohamed Hamid.
As one of the guests, it was fascinating to observe with awe the use of Acrylics and the different colors that spark dialogue between his life experience and spirituality.
I could imagine the stories behind them and the meanings the paintings convey.
The paintings portrayed Hamid as a product of his African and Arabic culture and the Sufi aspect that was present in most of the paintings.
Artist and linguist, Dr. Abdelrahaman, said the paintings can be interpreted as a personal rewriting of the multiplicity of histories of places by means of visual expression of collective memories and imageries.
The exhibition is part of the efforts of Art College at Otterbein University to open doors to the world.
The exhibition will remain opened to the public till May 6, 2018 at Fisher gallery, Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.