Artist Ibrahim El-Salahi discusses his work Reborn Sounds of Childhood Dreams 1 1962-3, a large-scale oil painting recently acquired by Tate. TateShots visited the Sudanese artist in his Oxford studio.

In 2013 Tate Modern will present the UK's first major exhibition of El-Salahi's work, bringing together 100 pieces from across more than five decades of his international career, this retrospective will highlight one of the most significant figures in African and Arab modernism, and reveal his place in the context of a broader, global art history.