Nick Hackworth

Ibrahim El Salahi in Conversation with Nick Hackworth

Interviews Modern Forms

Ibrahim El Salahi in conversation with Nick Hackworth about his life and work. Commissioned by Modern Forms.

Ibrahim El-Salahi (Arabic: إبراهيم الصلحي‎, born 5 September 1930, Omdurman, Sudan) is a Sudanese painter, former public servant and diplomat. He is one of the foremost visual artists of the Khartoum School of African Modernism and the Hurufiyya art movement, which sought to combine traditional forms of Islamic calligraphy with contemporary artworks, El-Salahi's artistic work was characterized as "a new Sudanese visual vocabulary, which arose from his own pioneering integration of Islamic, African, Arab and Western artistic tradition