Abdul-Rahman is a Perth-based contemporary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. Over the past five years Abdullah has been exploring the social, political and spiritual aspects of cultural identity. Taking his own experiences as a Muslim Australian of mixed cultural heritage as a starting point, he aims to communicate shared understandings of individual identity within the family environment, new mythologies and marginalised perspectives in a multicultural context. Abdul-Rahman sees himself as a storyteller who uses the emotive impact of animal archetypes, immersive installation and traditional craftsmanship to tell old tales in new ways.
Since graduating from Curtin University in 2012, he has exhibited in major art institutes around Australia and undertaken residencies, research trips and projects in China, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Zealand. In 2016 he was recognised by the West Australian government alongside his brother Abdul Abdullah with the inaugural Multicultural Recognition Award for the Visual Arts.
Abdullah lives with his wife Anna Louise Richardson on her family cattle property in Perth’s southern suburbs. They share a large studio surrounded by nature, family and art.