Mamdouh Gebrial

Mamdouh Gebrial

, United Kingdom

About Mamdouh Gebrial

Born in Sudan khartoum . My work deals with the emotional side of death and other aspects, such as memories, grief and denial, which are influences of my religious background which is the Coptic Christian Orthodox church. I wanted to comprehend these experiences and influences, as well as understand the psychological state of my mind with the emotional distress that is generated. These works refer to my past and present experiences. These specific experiences have not only influenced my work, but have also become its backbone. The subjects are universal, such as death, emotional pain, suffering and anxieties. I see this as a method of enacting a significant withdrawn impression from my subconscious psychological state. The state of mind and emotions are entwined in an uncontrollable manner, which is part of human nature. I find the two cannot be separated.I am trying to transform these mental visual images that I am experiencing through their emotional content, into a physical form; to be able to communicate these issues, which are difficult to see or understand because of their state of non-physicality and invisible foundation.

Education

2002-2004: University College London The Slade School of Fine ArtMaster in Fine Art - Media1999-2002: University of BrightonBA Fine Art Printmaking1998-1999: Brighton College of TechnologyFoundation diploma in art1996-1998: Hove Park Sixth From 3 A Levels - Which included art & design and design communication, with (A) grades 1994 1996 Hove Park School10 GCSEs grades A-D including Maths, Science, English, Arabic, and Spanish.Prizes Scholarships and Awards:2003 Project Award Slade School 2003 considered for The Hunting Art prize.2003 - The Slade School of Fine Art Bursary.2003 - Star Gallery, Ditch lane Lewis.2002- 2004 Awarded, The arts and humanities research board,Awarded, The arts and humanities research board,Postgraduate award.Exhibitions:2004 MA Graduate Exhibition, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.2004 Brighton Festival Fringe, Hove arts open houses and studios. 2003 - Annual Student Exhibition of Print, Machida Municipal Museum print, Tokyo.2003 Research images as art/ art images as research, The south cloisters UCL.2003 Con Ton, East India doc-lands, Warehouse London.2003 Interim Exhibition, Slade Woburn Square Studios London.2003 - Star Gallery, Ditch lane Lewis.2002 Graduate Exhibition, University of Brighton. Brighton.2001 Sussex Art Club, Ship Street Brighton.2001 Printmaking Exhibition, South Gallery, University of Brighton.,