Hussein Salim

Born in Karim Sudan in 1966, Hussein Salim, found himself along with other Sudanese artists and critics during the 1970s and 1980s conflict exploring the dialogue between the importance of heritage and contemporary Sudanese art. Through his rich impasto paintings, Salim reflects this dialogue through the use of personal symbolism of his dual African and Islamic identity, and through this coalescence his work creates a personal conversation with the viewer of the affects of a diasporic background and becomes a space for appreciation of diversity.