Six questions for
Ibrahim Azab

Tique asks six questions to an artist about their work and inspiration.
This week: Ibrahim Azab.

Artist Ibrahim Azab
Lives in London
Website https://ibrahimazab.com/

How do you describe your own art practice?

My practice revolves around various processes and mediums, mostly working with appropriation using found, online and physical materials. The work explores relationships and frictions we have with the subconscious space, reality and industry, playing with mechanical and automated ways of image making that usually return back to ideas around the surface of images and the screen.

Which question or theme is central in your work?

Appropriation, remixing and process. I’m interested in how seen and unseen systems, images and information inform our personal experiences and understanding of the everyday. More significantly, how can we use images to navigate ourselves through confusing and ever-changing realities such as capitalism, environment, and the internet.

What was your first experience with art?

The first experience which changed how I looked at art, was the exhibition ‘Everything Was Moving: Photography from the 60’s and 70’s’ at Barbican on a college trip in 2013. Apart from that I would say a Fisher-Price Steering wheel toy my older brother gave to me for my second birthday, which is my earliest memory of an object!

What is your greatest source of inspiration?

Other artists work, wether that would be in the form of words, sculpture, painting or photography. But I would say music has been my biggest inspiration.

What do you need in order to create your work?

My work varies in process and material but generally speaking, a laptop, camera and a printer.

What work or artist has most recently surprised you?

Richie Culver, Tom Lovelace Bathers performance at Sid Motion Gallery and The National Gallery, Duncan Poulton’s debut solo show ‘Factory Reset’,Omar Kholeif (writer/curator), Sherelle (musician) and Bawo (musician).

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