Ibrahim El-Salahi

Flamenco

Vigo Gallery21 Dering Street, London W1S 1AL
29 May – 31 July 2015

Following on from Frieze, Vigo gallery presents Flamenco, a group of paintings first exhibited at Tate Modern in El-Salahi’s 2013 retrospective. In the summer of 2009 El-Salahi was one of three artists invited by the art collector AbdulMagid Breish to spend time together in Andalusia. They visited Marbella, Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, and Malaga, observing the Moorish influence on the region — the architecture, the gardens, and the infrastructure that the Moors left behind. In the evenings the group went to restaurants specialising in Moorish food and every evening they attended flamenco performances. El-Salahi was fascinated by the dancing and the music that the dancers made with their feet, and flamenco became the inspiration for this series of paintings and drawings made on his return, transforming the sounds into visual form. 

selected works

Flamenco
2010
Flamenco
2010
Flamenco
2010
Flamenco Dancers
2012
Hard Exit
2015
Ibrahim El-Salahi Flamenco Dancers, 2012, Flamenco Dancers, 2012 and Flamenco Dancers, 2011-2012
Flamenco Dancers
2012
Flamenco Dancers
2012
Flamenco Dancer
2011-2012
Flamenco Dancer
2012

Flamenco

2010Poster paint on cardboard 86 x 88 cm  x  cm / 33 7/8 x  in

Flamenco

2010Poster paint on cardboard86 x 88 cm  x  cm / 33 7/8 x  in

Flamenco

2010Poster paint on cardboard 86 x 88 cm  x  cm / 33 7/8 x  in

Flamenco Dancers

2012Pen and Ink on paper mounted on canvas155 x 122.5 cm / 61 x 48 1/4 in

Hard Exit

2015Oil on canvas105 x 89 cm / 41 3/8 x 35 in

Ibrahim El-Salahi Flamenco Dancers, 2012, Flamenco Dancers, 2012 and Flamenco Dancers, 2011-2012

2013, Ibrahim El-Salahi, A Visionary Modernist, TATE Modern, London. Image courtesy of TATE

Flamenco Dancers

2012Oli on canvas170  x 312  x 5 cm / 66 7/8 x 122 7/8 x 2 in

Flamenco Dancers

2012Oil on canvas210.3 x 252 x 5 cm / 82 3/4 x 99 1/4 x 2 in

Flamenco Dancer

2011-2012Pen and Ink on Bristol board156 x 372 cm / 61 3/8 x 146 1/2 in

Flamenco Dancer

2012Pen and Ink on Bristol board156 x 372 x 4 cm / 61 3/8 x 146 1/2 x 1 5/8 in