Mixed media and X-ray on canvas
135 × 105 cm
Part of the collection of the British Museum
Early abstract experimentations with X-Rays were begun in the studios at Al-Meftaha Arts Village. 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 Mater2006
During this time, Ahmed was working at Aseer General Hospital, treating patients every day. The vernacular of medicine became part of his visual arts practice, a connection between science, art and faith that would become a hallmark of his work.