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Salim’s new exhibition at Eclectica is titled ‘Finding Eden’. The title of an earlier showing with the gallery, ‘The Three Abstractions: love, time and death’ is as capacious. Salim asks us to engage with the big questions, be they metaphysical, theological, or achingly human. His approach, however, is tender always. This is because Salim’s paintings are evocations, glimmerings, as if seen through clouded glass – misty, ephemeral, utterly seductive. His latest offering, ‘Finding Eden’, once again conjures a quest, in this case for some imagined, or real, point of human origin. Whether one is a believer, or non-believer, is beside the point, what matters is the adventure, with or without a divining rod. Reason or Faith are not the only answers to life, there is also inscrutable mystery, conditions intuited that refuse to ‘explicitly demonstrate an idea’.

– Ashraf Jamal

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Communal
2020
acrylic on canvas
150 x 120 cm

Profusion
2020
acrylic on canvas
150 x 120 cm

Oh So Nice
2020
acrylic on canvas
150 x 120 cm

The Foggy Town (1) 2018 Acrylic on Canvas 185 x 150 cm

The foggy town
2018
acrylic on canvas
185 x 150 cm

Intertwined
2020
acrylic on canvas
120 x 120 cm

Finding Eden 1
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Finding Eden 2
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Finding Eden 3
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 4
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 5
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 6
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 7
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 8
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 9
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden 10
2020
acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper I
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper II
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper III
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper IV
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper V
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper VI
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper VII
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper VIII
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper IX
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper X
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XI
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XII
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XIII
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XIV
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XV
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XVI
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XVII
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XVIII
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XIX
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XX
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden Paper XXI
2020
acrylic on paper
120 x 150 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 1
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 2
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 3
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 4
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 5
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 6
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 7
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 8
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 9
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 10
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 11
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 12
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 13
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 14
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 15
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 16
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 17
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm

Hussein Salim | Finding Eden | 2020 | Eclectica Contemporary | Gallery | Cape Town |

Finding Eden small 18
2020
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 cm