Sometimes people achieve too much so young it makes me jealous.

In his first year out of University, PhD Graduate Raafat Ishak is presenting some of his world renowned works at Sutton Gallery these next two months.

Apnea; a solo exhibition, is loosely based off Raafat’s PhD research, and touches on the 1915 painting Black Square by Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935), and its relationship to Mecca’s black cube and the Holy Kaaba in Saudi Arabia.

With some of his works already held in prestigious local and international collections including the NGV, GOMA, and the Barjeel Art Foundation in Sharjah United Arab Emirates, his newest exhibition is one of the best ways to see a selection of his iconic works, the exhibition as Raafat puts it: ‘A collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and a photograph generated through the ubiquitous acts of graduate research, experimentation, withdrawal, exclusion and fatigue.’

Apnea is showing from 23 May– 20 June, 2015 @ Sutton Gallery.