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3 October 2012 12:15 pm

Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist

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Date: Oct 4 - Nov 27
Time: 10AM - 10PM
Venue: Katara Gallery (Building 22)

A Visionary Modernist begins with paintings from the periods before, during, and immediately following El-Salahi’s time at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art at University College, London, in 1954. This was a time of self-discovery as well as an introduction to other world cultures and artistic practices. Inspired by art ranging from Ancient Islam, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance, to Modernists such as Cézanne, Pissarro, and Seurat, El-Salahi began to incorporate various visual techniques into his work.

The exhibition continues with work made upon El-Salahi’s return to Sudan in 1957 and the years that followed. A Visionary Modernist concludes with paintings and drawings produced after El-Salahi’s return to Oxford, England, in 1998, to the present day, a period that represents the culmination of the artist’s experiences and career.