Graphic designer, artist and maker of Senegalese origins, Mohamed was born in Saudi Arabia and later studied in Nice, Paris and Detroit. Growing up surrounded by others, “Third Culture kids”, he had no real sense of home or absolute culture. Now living and working between Montreal and Ottawa, he is on a perpetual quest to expand and enrich his visual vocabulary which has been cultivated on four continents, each with their own systems, patterns and textures so as to enhance the way he narrates his stories. He holds a graduate degree in 2D Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Some of Mohamed deepest memories are those of bold patterns and bright colors. His nomadism has allowed him to experience the everyday struggle on four continents, each with their rich visual language and unique human landscape.
Through his stories, he attempts to explore questions of stereotypes across culture and their impact on the development of society and one’s identity. To make it short, he is interested in the way we “see”, the manner in which we label and categorize what we see.