Mater may best be described as an illuminator of both form and ideas and a man of energy and few habits. It is from this knowledge of both loss and enlightenment that Mater appears to have the ability to move from expressing sadness and anger to sharing his insights with a sense of humor and lifegiving lightness. In the work which has brought him fame in both Europe and the Middle East, he combined explicit notes from his medical education with a palimpsest of religious symbols and cultural references.
Illumination (Ottoman Waqf)"I was drawn to the skeleton at the centre of the canvas, fascinated by the complexity of this painting, and in curator mode attempted to decode it."
H152 CM x W 102 CM x 2
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collection
Magnetism Installation - Prototype 1"The idea is simple, like its central element, forcefully attractive. Mater gives a twist to a magnet and sets in motion tens of thousands of particles of iron..."
Magnetism Installation - Prototype I
Magnets and Iron Filings
Evolution of Man
“I am a country man and at the same time, the son of this strange, scary oil civilisation. In ten years our lives changed completely.."
H79.2 CM X W59.4CM
5 silk-screen prints signed and numbered by the artist Printed with 11 colours on 400GSM Somerset Tub paper
H80 x W60cm (each)
Edition size: 100 + 10AP’s
Yellow Cow"Ahmed took a childhood story from his mosque and renewed it, by wondering what would have happened if the cow was still alive"
Edition of 35