Ibrahim El-Salahi: A Sudanese Artist in Oxford

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From April 19 to September 2, Ashmolean Museum, London will present A Sudanese Artist in Oxford, an exhibition of recent works by Ibrahim El-Salahi, pioneer of African and Arab Modernism and one of the most influential figures in Sudanese art today

His pieces draw from a vivid imagination rooted in the traditions of his homeland, which he fuses with inventive forms of calligraphy, abstraction and a profound knowledge of art history.

A Sudanese Artist in Oxford is the first solo exhibition of El-Salahi’s works in Oxford. It presents early works on paper never before shown, as well as distinctive multi-panel paintings, including Flamenco Dancers, 2012. It also features meditative drawings made on envelopes and medicine packets when the artist suffered from physical pain.

The exhibition sets the artist’s works into dialogue with specially selected ancient Sudanese objects from the Ashmolean Museum’s collection.



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