For life is not eternal
SFA Advisory, New York, US
November 2021

The exhibition, For life is not eternal, marks a departure for French-Comorian, London-based artist Soimado Ibrahim, who forgoes his typical imagery of familial characters painted from memories or photographs in exchange for imagery of flora in isolation. Vegetation has always accompanied his iconic figures in paintings but never have they entirely stood alone. Formally he gives humans and plants equal weight, using vibrant colors and choppy, thick brushstrokes to render both. Here, however, flora no longer serves as backdrop, instead taking center-stage and acting as stand-ins for his family, his memories, and his Comorian heritage.

Assinie-Mafia (2021)
Acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm/48x36in

Cornish colours (2021)
Acrylic on paper, 59x42cm/23x16in

Lobsters for dinner (2021)
Acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm/48x36in

The butler (2021)
Acrylic on canvas, 180x180cm72x72in

Cactus of Assinie (2021)
Acrylic on canvas, 120x90cm/48x36in