BIN MATAR HOUSE
A precocious talent, Abdulrahim Sharif studied Fine Art at the Ecole National Superieure in Paris and Parsons School of Art and Design. As one of Bahrain’s leading artists, Abdulrahim Sharif is a formidable painter. Figurative and at times verging on abstraction, the artist touches on themes of alienation and indifference, and equally well explores/experiments purely formally in realm of color. His most well recognized image is that of the artist with a cigar and hat. A longtime favorite with Christie’s, the artist is well sought after by collectors in the Middle East. As a founding member of the Bahrain Art Society and lecturer in fine arts at the University of Bahrain, Sharif plays a central role in Bahrain’s art world.