The Family, 2015


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Unique Artwork

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas
180 x 180 cm


CM H 180 W 180

IN H 70.87 W 70.87

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The Family, 2015

Sudanese culture is the major theme in Salah El Mur's artistic experiment. In addition to its unique geographical features, which unfold interestingly across different provinces in the country, Sudan’s cultural heritage is highlighted by several tribal communities.

Regardless of their heterogeneous traditions, habits, languages, folkloric songs, and vernacular, these tribes are part of the deeply rooted fabric of the Sudanese nation. These characteristics are unique and are not found in other countries, which is why El Mur draws his artistic vocabulary, elements, and symbols from Sudanese culture.

He also seeks inspiration from the faces of people and warm family relationships, friends and songs and folklore, and, of course, the country’s green fields and mighty river, the Nile (from Yasser Sultan, March 2015)

Salah El Mur

Born in Sudan, Cairo-based artist Salah El Mur spent years travelling and living across East Africa and the Middle East.

Floating between different geographical places and nationalities, El Mur has a rich and diverse background while maintaining a distinctive and peculiar Sudanese identity to the extent of becoming a flagship of Sudanese art.

His paintings portray a variety of heterogeneous tradition, folklore, vernacular of people and environments yet translated in a powerful contemporary visual language. El Mur deliberately ignores the logics of the relationship between elements. Thus, components are decontextualized and appear recombined together in a spontaneous family gathering.

The plain aesthetic combines archaic traditions and visionary language. In this sense, personal memories interact with survivals from the past, creating artworks that unfold as relics of a suspended present as much as documents of a recurrent social phenomenon integrated into social life.

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Mashrabia Gallery

Since 1990, Mashrabia Gallery has played a pioneering role in the diffusion of contemporary art in Egypt.

Removed from dominant practices or commercial trends, it has developed its own rigorous criteria for selecting artists, preferring originality and the use of innovative languages that are free of decorative and academic components.

Mashrabia actively supports wide access to art and has been collaboration with local institutes on initiatives suchas Noubar (Nomad Urban Breaking Art, 2005–2006), El Azhar Park Meets Contemporary Arts (2005, 2006), Invisible Presence (Looking at the Body in Contemporary Egyptian Art, 2009–2010) and the From Rags to Riches project.

It represents Egyptian artists such as Adel El Siwi, Ahmed Askalany, Hani Rashed and Xavier Puigmarti.

 
Mashrabia Gallery Of Contemporary Art
Daily except Friday from 11am to 8pm
15, Mahmoud Bassiony street
Qasr El-Nil, Cairo, Egypt


Mashrabia Gallery Of Contemporary Art
Daily except Friday from 11am to 8pm
10, Mahmoud Bassiony street
Qasr El-Nil, Cairo, Egypt

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