Mixed media and X-ray on canvas
135 × 105 cm
Part of the collection of the British Museum

Ahmed began his early abstract experimentations with X-Rays in his studios at Al-Meftaha Arts Village, while working as a Doctor at Aseer General Hospital. In these works, the first synthesis of art and science, faith and medicine can be seen.

If you come to my studio, you'll see X-Ray's everywhere – it looks more like a hospital than a studio!
Ahmed Mater

Essay by Venetia Porter

An essay by Venetia Porter on encountering Ahmed's earliest works

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