Ibrahim El-Salahi

born 1930


Ibrahim El-Salahi (born 5 September 1930) is a Sudanese artist painter and former politician and diplomat. He is one of the foremost exponents of the hurufiyya art movement which sought to combine traditional graphic forms, especially calligraphy, into contemporary artworks with a distinct Arab identity, in the late 20th-century.

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Ibrahim El-Salahi Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams I


Ibrahim El-Salahi Untitled


Ibrahim El-Salahi They Always Appear


Film and audio

Ibrahim El-Salahi: The Inevitable

Often considered a masterpiece, The Inevitable was first conceived by the artist during his wrongful imprisonment

Ibrahim El-Salahi: Studio visit

The artist discusses his work Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams 1, a large-scale oil painting


Who is Ibrahim El-Salahi?

Get to know one of the artists newly on display at Tate Modern 

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