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Alshaikh Idrees was born in Khartoum, Sudan in 1956. He currently lives and works in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Art from the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum, Sudan in 1978. Idrees is a visual artist and painter, using his brush to capture the essence of his subjects, whether be it the busy streets of the city, the daily movements, the public space or its rhythms. The artist’s artworks consist of large-scale paintings using mainly acrylics on canvas.
The artist is a member in many artistic societies, such as; the Union of Fine Artists, the Saudi Culture and Arts Association, and the House of Fine Artists. Idrees had sixteen solo exhibitions, and more than a hundred group shows, including ‘Shara’ Art Fair at Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2018). He curated the Okaz Market art prize in Saudi Arabia (2013). Moreover, he taught various artistic courses and participated in many workshops. In addition, his artworks have been collected both locally and internationally.