Live Virtual Auction, 22 September 2021

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Lot 104
Hussein Salim; Shift

Lot Estimate
R 80 000 - 120 000
Selling Price

About this Item

Sudanese 1966-
signed and dated 19; inscribed with the artist's name, the date, the title and the medium on the reverse
acrylic on canvas
120 by 180cm excluding frame; 123 by 184 by 5cm including frame


Born in Sudan, North Africa, Salim took refuge in the United Kingdom, Germany, Egypt, and South Africa, because of a tumultuous political and economic period, before returning to his homeland. After artistic training at Khartoum University, he attained his master’s degree in Fine Art at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. His artwork, characterised by its abstraction in lively colours and patterns, explores themes of diaspora and living amongst multicultural communities. He has exhibited extensively overseas along with acclaimed local galleries, most recently ‘Garden of Carnal Delights’, a solo exhibition at The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2020.


Donated by the artist. Courtesy of The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg.

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