Important South African and International Art

Live Auction, 13 November 2017

Session Two

Sold for

ZAR 56 840
Lot 298
  • Hussein Salim; Abstract Composition

Lot Estimate
ZAR 50 000 - 70 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 56 840

About this Item

Sudanese 1966-
Abstract Composition

signed and dated 90

oil on canvas
159 by 178,5cm, unframed


‘For me, art not only evokes memories and contemplation of the loss of home but it also encounters the present and shapes the future.’ Hussein Salim

Terence King, formerly Professor in Art History and Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, when opening Salim’s 2006 exhibition at the Centre for Visual Art, University of KwaZulu Natal, Pietermaritzburg, observed that Salim’s painting is essentially an account of moments personally recollected. The artist ‘paints literal and sometimes very clear signs of where he comes from. These might include the colours of fabrics and of sands, and the styles of the architecture. He hands us the information but then expects us to work with that information and bring our experience to bear.’

Salim was born in Karima, Sudan in 1966 and graduated at the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Khartoum in 1994. In 2007 he obtained an MA in Fine Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, He now lives and works in Pietermaritzburg.

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