Art: Ibrahim El-Salah Pain Relief

The Saatchi Gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 to exhibit his private collection and now based in Chelsea has become a charity and will show art outside his holdings in future.

The biggest coup is a show of works from the tomb of Tutankhamen in November. In the meantime, an equally extraordinary show is devoted to the work of 88-year-old Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi. It covers work produced by the so-called Godfather of African Modernism. El-Salahi suffers from chronic back pain and sciatica but refuses to let his physical restrictions limit his work. Indeed, he says that the only time he has relief from the pain is when working on his tiny ink drawings, often created on the back of prescribed medicine packets. Discover how from these minute drawings El-Salahi creates large scale mono-prints.

Until July 18th at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York Square, London, UK

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