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The Ocean of Limitlessness - Abdus Salaam


  • Association for the Visual Arts (AVA Gallery) 35 Church Street Cape Town, WC, 8000 South Africa (map)
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The Ocean of Limitlessness

Abdus Salaam

Abdus Salaam is a self-taught, multi-medium artist who works primarily with experimental and progressive classical forms of darkroom photography and oil paint on unconventional materials.

Salaam's latest body of photography work is made entirely in the dark, with light forming a collection of abstract darkroom “light paintings". Using light, chemicals, photo paper and spontaneous, intuitive and instinctual gestures, each of Salaam's paintings are based on a unique intention as in “The Ocean of Limitlessness”, the poem that he places central in his exhibition. 

Each work is a statement of experience in the search for the light of truth and purpose in an ever darkening world, through the artist’s re-embracing of Islam. This body of work is a holistic sharing of that experience and the understanding of the true nature of the tradition as a self transformative force of inward reflection, discovery and refinement; the struggle against the self “مجحدة” “Mujahada,” as related to the word Jihad meaning to struggle in seeking the highest capacity of ones humility, love, mercy and forgiveness for oneself and all of creation.

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Exhibition Open Daily

Tuesdays to Friday: 10am- 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 1pm. 

Monday, Sunday and Public Holidays closed.