Ibrahim El-Salahi

Meditation Tree

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Courtyard, Somerset HouseStrand, London WC2R 1LA
3 – 7 October 2018


“It has been some time now, since I think the year 2000, that the idea came to me about this tree called Haraz…it’s a huge tree with a very, very soft pulp – and there is a legend around it. They say that Haraz tree fought against the rain. Because during the rainy season and the flooding of the Nile, it is completely dry, with dry leaves, nothing at all…then during the drought it comes out with blooms and with fruit and everything. This is the definitive statement. Like saying, ‘I am me! I am an individual! I do not follow what everyone is doing!...When everyone is going to be green let them be green, I am not.”
 


Ibrahim El-Salahi, A Visionary Modernist, Edited by Salah M. Hassan, Museum of African Art, 2012 

selected works

Meditation Tree
2018
Meditation Tree
2018
Meditation Tree
2018

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Ibrahim El-Salahi

Kamel Lazaar Foundation: seeds of change.
Ahead of the 1-54 fair, we meet the father-daughter team promoting African and Middle Eastern art.
 
1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
4 – 7 October 2018

Meditation Tree

2018Fibreglass and copper sheeting 609.6 cm x  cm / 240 x  in

Meditation Tree

2018Iroko wood182.88 x  cm / 72 x  in

Meditation Tree

2018Lime wood320.04 x  cm / 126 x  in