Ibrahim El-Salahi

Alhambra

Salon 94243 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, USA
1 March – 30 April 2016

Alhambra, the inaugural exhibition of Ibrahim El-Salahi at Salon 94, will feature new works by the seminal Modernist master painter. Recognized as the father of African and Arab Modernism, the octogenarian El-Salahi’s paintings and works on paper harmonize African, Arab, and Islamic visual sources with twentieth century European art traditions. Born in Omdurman, Sudan in 1930, his remarkable career has had a profound influence on succeeding generations of artists from the region and across the globe. El-Salahi is a pioneer of Sudanese art and was a founding member of the Khartoum School in 1960. From the late 60’s to early 70’s El-Salahi worked for the Sudanese governments’ Ministry of Culture until he was accused of anti-government activities in 1975 and was then jailed for six months. After being released, El-Salahi went into exile and now lives and works in England. In 2013, he was the subject of a major solo retrospective at the Tate Modern, the first devoted to an African born artist.

selected works

Flamenco Dancers
2012
Untitled
2015
Hard Exit
2015
Flamenco Dancers
2012
Flamenco
2010
Flamenco Dancer
2011-2012
Figure in Red
2007
Flamenco
2010

Flamenco Dancers

2012Oli on canvas170  x 312  x 5 cm / 66 7/8 x 122 7/8 x 2 in

Untitled

2015Oil on canvas104.1 x 243.9 cm / 41 x 96 in

Hard Exit

2015Oil on canvas105 x 89 cm / 41 3/8 x 35 in

Flamenco Dancers

2012Pen and Ink on paper mounted on canvas155 x 122.5 cm / 61 x 48 1/4 in

Flamenco

2010Poster paint on cardboard 86 x 88 cm  x  cm / 33 7/8 x  in

Flamenco Dancer

2011-2012Pen and Ink on Bristol board156 x 372 cm / 61 3/8 x 146 1/2 in

Figure in Red

2007Acrylic on Canvas50.8  x 40.6  cm / 20 x 16 in

Flamenco

2010Poster paint on cardboard 86 x 88 cm  x  cm / 33 7/8 x  in