Mutaz Elemam – معتز الإمام
Mutaz Elemam is a Sudanese painter who was born in Kasala in the eastern province. He lives between Egypt and Sudan where he is fully devoted to his painting practice. He is a graduate of the department of Fine Arts at the Sudan University of Science and Technology in Khartoum. He is also a member of the General Union of Sudanese Plastic Artists in addition to the Cairo Atelier of Artists. Elemam’s practice is informed by the many places he has worked, lived and continues to experience today.
His work includes both landscape paintings and abstract works. And his landscapes are hazily painted, suggestive of his abstract painting aesthetic also his brush strokes are long, and colour is applied confidently. His works invite the viewer to stare, to attempt to experience a moment of serenity.
Elemam has participated in solo and group exhibitions both regionally and internationally including the 5th Beijing Biennale in 2012, the exhibition “The Khartoum School: The Making of the Modern Art Movement in Sudan (1945–Present)” at the Sharjah Art Foundation, and the Biennale de Sarria in Spain, 2017. He also served as the editor of the Africa Art File for the art magazine Not Apartheid art magazine which was published in Italy. His works are to be found today in both private collections and public institutions.
Exhibition IV – The Survivors – 2021
Exhibition III – Elusive Beauty – 2018
Exhibition II – Mutaz Elemam & Eman Hussein – 2017
Exhibition I – Unyielding River – 2016.