The New Math, Acrylic, 7x5 feet, 2015“Using bright cheery colors and the graphic style of American comic books, Ibrahim superimposed his personal life stories onto Old Master compositions, such as The Birth of Wonder Woman after Botticelli, thus realizing multi-layered and complex autobiographical stories as well as social and political commentaries.”

-Martha Henry

WW 666, acrylic and oil on canvas, 24x36 inches, 2017

She Hulk and Plastic Man oil on canvas, 22x28 inches, 2017Sammy Blue Black Hawk, oil on canvas board, 11x14 inches, 2017

Life After Tonto, oil on canvas, 20x20 inches, 2017Phantom Kiss, oil on canvas, 24x36 inches, 2017 Black Buck Rogers in the @!st Century, oil on canvas board, 12x15 inches, 2017SHAZAM! oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, 2017 Capt. AmerMcCain, oil on canvas, 24x36 inches, 2017

 

 

ISSA interviewed on THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW Wednesday June 1, 2016 on NPR WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820

 

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Winner of prestigious Edward R. Murrow & THIRD COAST 2014 Awards for BEST NEWS DOCUMENTARY NPR’s ‘The Hospital Always Wins’ An hour long feature by Laura Starecheski for State Of The Re:Union

 Out Now

  ‘THE HOSPITAL ALWAYS WINS: A MEMOIR’ by Issa Ibrahim
Published by CHICAGO REVIEW PRESS

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 OKAY.

You’ve woken up in a world you never would have imagined. It is so destabilizing that you begin to question your sanity. You might be ready for

POP MUSIC VOODOO!!

LET YOUR FREAK FLAG BE YOUR CAPE

And take flight into the fantastic, dizzying, magical, mystical, absurd, hilarious, sexy, sci-fi, psycho, tuneful, topsy-turvy diversified mind of Issa Ibrahim- Prehistoric/Futuristic Negroidal Shaman, Rock and Roll Witch Doctor Super Hero, and “mentally ill” artist- taking on the hate with a one-two musical punch. Is this a nutty nigga’s psychotic reaction to the dangerous nightmare of Presidont Trump or the dawning of the Apocalypse?

If you’ve been feeling it too then POP MUSIC VOODOO is the right prescription to MOVE YOUR BODY, CURE YOUR BLUES and SOOTH YOUR SOUL.

 

 About the artwork-

“Using bright cheery colors and the graphic style of American comic books, Ibrahim superimposed his personal life stories onto Old Master compositions, such as The Birth of Wonder Woman after Botticelli, thus realizing multi-layered and complex autobiographical stories as well as social and political commentaries.”-Martha Henry

Child is Father to the Superman Acrylic 2014God touching Superman 62x62 2013Superman on the Rocks oil 30x40 1994

Crucifixion, acrylic, 60x72 2012Mourning Superman 20x20 2013The Last Judgment of Superheroes, Acrylic on vinyl screen, 5 x 12 feet, 2013 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 Birth of Wonder Woman, oil on canvas, 24"x36", 2015Luncheon on Grass, oil on canvas, 24x36, 2015Fall Of Super Man, oil on canvas, 24"x36", 2015

   Love Among The Ruins 2012

wonder madonna and child, oil on canvas, 9x12 inches, 2005