Ahmed Mohammed (b.1992)

Artist Biography

 

Ahmed Mohammed is a young and emerging artist who has been working with Venture Arts for just over a year. Ahmed works across many disciplines including textile art, ceramics, photography and art as environment in which he uses his compulsion to draw and destroy his drawings to create his own paper, on which he then draws again.

 

Ahmed sold all his featured work during the opening night of Venture Arts Presents at The Manchester Contemporary.

 

 

Mohammed’s work comes from a compulsion to draw, and to rip up and destroy these initial drawings. This forms a cycle of creation and destruction where the initial ripped drawings are used to make new paper, adding other found elements such as leaves and twigs into the pulp, which when dried, is then used again for drawing on. The gestural drawing process allows for Mohammed to express himself freely, without inhibition, making his mark purely according to whim.

 

– Tom Emery, Untitled, triptych by Ahmed Mohammed,  Venture Arts presents, The Manchester Contemporary

 

Recent Exhibitions:

 

PERSPECTIVES, Greater Manchester, Venture Arts, December 2018

 

Spilling Out, Joint presentation with Castlefield Gallery and Venture Arts, The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester Central, Manchester 2018

 

Venture Arts Presents…, The Manchester Contemporary, Manchester Central, Manchester 2017