THE THREE ABSTRACTIONS: love, time and death

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 86 x 61cm

As an invited artist for the new Eclectica Collection’s space, we are excited to announce a new exhibition ‘The Three Abstractions: Love, Time and Death’ with Hussein Salim. The exhibition will feature a series of work from Salim’s catalogue to form a solo show. The exhibition has been curated around themes that are prevalent to his natural working motifs and the elements that frequently pop up in his works.

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 effects of a diasporic background. Here, his works allow a space for appreciation of diversity.

Salim’s paintings express a vivid intensity that demonstrate his accomplished and adept familiarity with the medium. His forms and colours combine, symbolising his own psyche and subliminal musings on topics of identity and heritage in the contemporary discourse. However, what is critical is that the shapes and forms in his work only leave just enough clues to catalyse thinking rather than explicitly demonstrate an idea. The busyness of each work requires quiet contemplation, asking the viewer to juxtapose the noise of the world with the act of quiet introspection. Using a number of recognisable painting techniques, the works evoke a sense of layered anticipation and a multiplicity of influences. This speaks back to his grappling with identity and impact of art within the context of his life. The paintings have been described as landscapes in themselves, mass grids of engaged surfaces, in which worlds and societies can exist.

As a contemporary African artist, Salim is faced with the weight of art history and political dicourse as equally pertinent to his formation as a voice within the conversation of makers.  As such, Salim gestures to the work of other painters but also to history, culture, mythology and situation. His work contemplates the ordeals of human life, returning again and again to symbols of love, time and death.

– Clare Patrick

Art Times – Featuring Hussein Salim

Art Times - Featuring Hussein Salim

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Latest Additions:

Untitled (HS095) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS095)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS096) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS096)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS097) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS097)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS098) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS098)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS099) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS099)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS100) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS100)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS101) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS101)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS102) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS102)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS103) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS103)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS104) 35 x 35 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS104)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
35 x 35 cm

Untitled (HS105) 39.5 x 40 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS105)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
39.5 x 40 cm

Untitled (HS106) 39.5 x 40 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS106)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
39.5 x 40 cm – Framed

Untitled (HS111) 25 x 27 cm, acrylic on cardboard(F)

Untitled (HS111)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
25 x 27 cm – Framed

Untitled (HS112) 25 x 27 cm, acrylic on cardboard(F)

Untitled (HS112)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
25 x 27 cm – Framed

Untitled (HS108) 50 x 20 cm, acrylic on cardboard(f)

Untitled (HS107)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
50 x 20 cm

Untitled (HS107) 50 x 20 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS107)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
50 x 20 cm

Untitled (HS109) 50 x 30 cm, acrylic on cardboard

Untitled (HS109)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
50 x 30 cm

Untitled (HS110) 50 x 30 cm, acrylic on cardboard(f)

Untitled (HS110)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
50 x 30 cm – Framed

Untitled (HS112) 25 x 27 cm, acrylic on cardboard(F)

Untitled (HS113)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
43 x 29.5 cm – Framed

Untitled (HS114) 43 x 29cm

Untitled (HS114)
2017
acrylic on cardboard
43 x 29.5 cm – Framed

Hussein Salim - Ubuntu

Ubuntu (HS091)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 160 cm

Hussein Salim - Uhuru

Uhuru (HS092)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 160 cm

Hussein Salim - My World

My World (HS087)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 160 cm

Hussein Salim - Symbols

Sybmbols (HS088)
2016
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 120 cm

Hussein Salim - That Place

That Place (HS089)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 160cm

Hussein Salim - The Yellow Fist

The Yellow Fist (HS090)
2015
Acrylic on Canvas
180 x 150

Hussein Salim - Queen

Queen (HS084)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
180 x 150cm

Hussein Salim - Twin's

Twin’s (HS085)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
180 x 150cm

Hussein Salim - Friends

Friends (HS086)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
180 x 150cm

Available works

Hussein Salim - Dream I

Dream I (HS019)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
75.4 x 100 cm

Hussein Salim - Red Festival

Red Festival(HS018)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
120.5 x 241 cm

RESERVED

Hussein Salim - Dream II

Dream II(HS017)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
75.4 x 100 cm
SOLD

Hussein Salim - My Woman

My Woman(HS028)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
169 x 200 cm

Hussein Salim - The Big Wall

The Big Wall(HS010)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
120.5 x 242 cm

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 43 x 30cm

Untitled(HS012)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
43 x 30 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 43 x 30cm(2)

Untitled(HS013)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
43 x 30 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 43 x 30cm

Untitled(HS011)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
43 x 30 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 86 x 61cm

Untitled(HS005)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled 3, 72 x 72cm

Untitled(HS006)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled 2, 72 x 72cm

Untitled(HS007)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 72 x 72cm

Untitled(HS034)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 69 x 49cm

Untitled(HS025)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
69 x 49 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Pleasure

Pleasure(HS027)
2016
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 170 cm

Hussein Salim-Untitled 2017 Acrylic on Canson 86 x 61 cm (unframed)

Untitled(HS001)
2017
Acrylic on Canson
86 x 61 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim-Untitled 2017 Acrylic on Canson 86 x 61 cm (unframed)

Untitled(HS002)
2017
Acrylic on Canson
86 x 61 cm (unframed)
SOLD

Hussein Salim-Untitled 2017 Acrylic on Canson 86 x 61 cm (unframed)

Untitled(HS003)
2017
Acrylic on Canson
86 x 61 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled 4, 86 x 61cm

Untitled(HS004)
2017
Acrylic on Canson
86 x 61 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled 4, 40 x 40cm

Untitled(HS014)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 40 x 40cm

Untitled(HS015)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm (unframed)

RESERVED

Hussein Salim - Untitled 4, 40 x 40cm

Untitled(HS026)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Untitled 3, 40 x 40cm

Untitled(HS016)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 50 x 50cm

Untitled(HS008)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - Vision II

Vision II(HS009)
2009
Acrylic on Canvas
90 x 90 cm

Hussein Salim, Acrylic on paper, 20 x 30 cm

Untitled(HS021)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
20 x 30 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim, Acrylic on paper, 20 x 30 cm

Untitled(HS022)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
20 x 30 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim, Acrylic on paper, 20 x 30 cm

Untitled(HS024)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
20 x 30 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim, Acrylic on paper, 20 x 30 cm

Untitled(HS023)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
20 x  30 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Artist Statement:

As an Artist, expression has come to me as a matter of trying to grow the feeling and capturing the essence of the little things in life (the details) in their presence and their absence. My  aim was refreshing the memory of the viewer, about shifting environments and its people. My aim was to draw light to the tiny details that no one pays attention to.

It is always a process to fully create the replicas of my view of space, atmosphere and the “ins-and-outs” of these microcosms. It is so laborious for people to appreciate the small things in life until they realize that time is running out and attempt to absorb the world all at once. I interpret this as an echo of educating the viewer. Showing the viewer how to listen carefully, and see the “seams” of the great painting that is life. In these artworks, I discovered that my purpose and my aim were the same.

The journey that I took (and I still am on) has shown me what I truly want. More. Not more of life, but more from life.

The knowledge of this understanding has changed me, as I wake up everyday, I

open my eyes a little more. I try to see a little deeper and understand the inner workings of my surroundings. I do this now with a renewed passion, commitment and sense of wonder at my findings. The growing of my experience has led me to rethink my understanding of the very world I live in.

The material used to weave the world around us cannot be truly comprehended by the human mind. For someone living the life of royalty to the poorest of the poor, I truly believe that this way of thinking can make life more dynamic and give it depth.

My artwork always needs to convey my passion. What I believe, is that artwork is supposed to reach beyond the boundary of the frame and break the laws of physics, society and the very way our minds work.

These paintings are my thoughts married with action. These are when I have “jumped out the frame”. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did creating them.

– Hussein Salim

UNFRAMED WORKS

HUSSEIN SALIM; UNTITLED 1 25 X 25CM

Untitled(HS056)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
25 x 25 cm (unframed)

SOLD

HUSSEIN SALIM, UNTITLED 2 25 X 25CM

Untitled(HS057)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
25 x 25 cm (unframed)

SOLD

HUSSEIN SALIM UNTITLED 25 X 25

Untitled(HS054)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
25 x 25 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM UNTITLED 4 25 X 25

Untitled(HS055)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
25 x 25 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 x 50 (2)

Untitled(HS074)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 x 50 (3)

Untitled(HS075)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 x 50 (4)

Untitled(HS076)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 x 50 (5)

Untitled(HS077)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 x 50 (6)

Untitled(HS078)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 x 50 (1)

Untitled(HS079)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM UNTITLED 59 X 41.5(1)

Untitled(HS080)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
59 x 41.5 cm (unframed)

SOLD

HUSSEIN SALIM UNTITLED 59 X 41.5(2)

Untitled(HS081)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
59 x 41.5 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM UNTITLED 59 X 41.5(3)

Untitled(HS082)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
59 x 41.5 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM UNTITLED 59 X 41.5(4)

Untitled(HS083)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
59 x 41.5 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 X 50(1)

Untitled(HS041)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 50 X 50(2)

Untitled(HS040)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
50 x 50 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(8)(100 x 70)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS039)
2017
Acrylic on paper
100 x 70 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(5)(100 x 70)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS036)
2017
Acrylic on paper
100 x 70 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(6)(100 x 70)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS037)
2017
Acrylic on paper
100 x 70 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(7)(100 x 70)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS038)
2017
Acrylic on paper
100 x 70 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 70 x 100cm

Untitled(HS035)
2017
Acrylic on paper
100 x 70 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(5)(72 x 72)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS029)
2017
Acrylic on paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(6)(72 x 72)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS030)
2017
Acrylic on paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(7)(72 x 72)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS032)
2017
Acrylic on paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(9)(72 x 72)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS033)
2017
Acrylic on paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(8)(72 x 72)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS031)
2017
Acrylic on paper
72 x 72 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 40 x40 - acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS042)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

HUSSEIN SALIM 2-40 x40 - acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS044)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled (1)(40 x 40 cm) Acrylic on Canvas

Untitled(HS043)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(4)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS045)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(5)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas .jpg

Untitled(HS046)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(6)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas .jpg

Untitled(HS047)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(7)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS048)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(8)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS049)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(9)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS050)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(9)(40 x 40)acrylic on canvas

Untitled(HS051)
2017
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - 27 x 25.5

Untitled(HS052)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
27 x 25.5 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - 27 x 25.5(2)

Untitled(HS053)
2017
Acrylic on Paper
27 x 25.5 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(1)(19 x 26)acrylic on board

Untitled(HS058)
2017
Acrylic on board
19 x 26.5 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(2)(19 x 26)acrylic on board

Untitled(HS059)
2017
Acrylic on board
19 x 26.5 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(37.5 x 25 cm) Acrylic on Cardboard

Untitled(HS061)
2017
Acrylic on board
37.5 x 25 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(2)(25 x 37.5)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS060)
2017
Acrylic on board
37.5 x 25 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(1)(43 x 30)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS062)
2017
Acrylic on board
43 x 30 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(2)(43 x 30)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS063)
2017
Acrylic on board
43 x 30 cm (unframed)

SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(1)(41.5 x 29.5)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS065)
2017
Acrylic on board
41.4 x 29.5 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(2)(41.5 x 29.5)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS064)
2017
Acrylic on board
41.4 x 29.5 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(2)(50 x 38)acrylic on paper.jpg

Untitled(HS068)
2017
Acrylic on board
50 x 38 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - untitled(1)(50 x 38)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS067)
2017
Acrylic on board
50 x 38 cm (unframed)
SOLD

Hussein Salim - untitled(1)(46 x 69)acrylic on paper

Untitled(HS066)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
69 x 49 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - Untitled, 43 x 30cm

Untitled(HS073)
2017
Acrylic on board
43 x 30 cm (unframed)

Hussein Salim - 120 x 120cm 1

Desserts Girl II(HS069)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

Hussein Salim - 120 x 120cm 2

Desserts Girl I(HS070)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
120 x 120 cm

Hussein Salim - DNA

DNA(HS071)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 170 cm

SOLD

Hussein Salim - At The Same Time

At the Same Time(HS072)
2017
Acrylic on Canvas
150 x 150 cm

2017-12-12T14:08:09+00:00