Samir Osman Shareef is a Sudanese Artist based in Khartoum, Sudan. translating heritage and exposition into artwork.
"My work casts a critical eye over Western civilization from the perspective of the African Diaspora. Visually enticing while evoking subtle sentiments, the images are careful examinations of social transformation and sensitive topics. I use a range of techniques to convey these ideas, from traditional oils, acrylics and ink through to coffee for the depth of colour and pigeon feathers for delicacy. My work is not premeditated, but rather evolves naturally over time and is often an overflowing of thoughts I find difficult to express in words. Through these pieces, I explore the concept of whether humanity is progressing or regressing. I try to examine just what society and culture have become in terms of class politics, warfare, sexism and the media. I have observed South Sudan’s populace incessantly trying to emulate western fashions, behaviour and even the use of language".
Through this lens, I challenge the viewer to ask many fundamental questions and to imagine they are protagonists rather than passive observers. With that said, I refrain from explaining my work. The images are a glimpse of my inner self, but I prefer to leave the art open to interpretation by those who take the time to see how it reflects their own views.
Samir Osman is a graduate of the Sudan University of Science and Technology and has been part of numerous exhibitions, mainly in Khartoum.
Member of the Union of Sudanese Artists.
Interview with Afrokanist Magazine 2017.
Samir Osman works have been used as book covers – Bahati Books – London UK.
Participate in a book entitled: Contemporary artists of 'The Sudan'
IN TIME OF ADVERSITY ( Dabanga Gallery).
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