"What would our future be like if we could replace gunpowder with aromatic incense? To spread peace and love amongst mankind instead of destruction."
1976 born in Dhahran and lives in Abha.
At a young age, Ibrahim Abumsmar became an accomplished athlete who participated in many local and regional swimming competitions, winning numerous medals and becoming an national swimming champion. He later pursued his interest in art and photography and undertook several courses in oil painting and portraiture, design, sculpture, photography, Arabic calligraphy as well as interior architecture at Beit Alt-Ghouri. This ultimately led him to study Fine Art at Helwan University in Cairo, Egypt.
In his work, Abumsmar recreates everyday objects as sculptures, with the intention of questioning the essence of their identity. Manufactured objects usually have a practical purpose and are created with the intention of making everyday life easier. Abumsmar’s sculptures challenge this perceived practicality and suggest that the objective of their creation is more symbolic than practical, and that they succeed in impacting our lives on a more subconscious emotional level.
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