Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi studied at the Slade in the 1950s. After a period of research and self-discovery, he returned to Sudan in 1957. There, he established a new Sudanese visual vocabulary, which arose from his own pioneering integration of Islamic, African, Arab and Western artistic traditions. El-Salahi lived in Qatar before settling in England in the 1990s. His recent paintings reflect his joy for life, his deep spiritual faith, and a profound recognition of his place in the world. His work was recently on show in the exhibition Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Visionary Modernist at Tate Modern.
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