b. 1939, Omdurman, Sudan
Artist and writer Omer Khairy was known for his meticulous black ink works on wood and paper. In 1963, Khairy suffered a psychological breakdown following his mother's passing, leading to a period of psychiatric treatment in Cairo. After returning to Sudan in a stable yet fragile condition, he wrote The Scuncucur Biography (1972), detailing the life of an imaginary Englishman, George Edward Scuncucur. Khairy's subsequent works often bore signatures of both identities, signifying their interconnected existence. His artistic legacy encapsulates Sudanese life, featuring its architecture, portraits of acquaintances and visual expressions of his inner psyche.
Works exhibited in Sharjah: