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HUSSEIN SALIM & RAJA OSHI (article first published : 2005-07-18)

The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg presents an exhibition by husband and wife Hussein Salim and Raja Oshi which captures the rich heritage of Sudan through their contemporary style. These established artists were forced to leave their country because of the political situation and spent much of their time in various countries in Europe where they successfully exhibited in France, England, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Italy. Their works are on permanent display in leading galleries in these countries.

Hussein and Raja now resides in KZN and Hussein continues to further his studies at The University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg.

Modern Art in Sudan is a rich synthesis of heritage and new global-modernism or post- modernism in which local influences are strengthened by the experience of Diaspora in the west. The work of these two artists reflects cross currents of ancient and contemporary Africa, Arabic, Islamic and Western Influences.

Their works are a testimony of the sophistication and maturity of Sudanese artists. The Exhibition runs until August 15.

Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery is situated in the Butterflies for Africa complex at Willowton in Pietermaritzburg. More information on 033 387 1356.




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