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Salim Ibrahim

Salim Ibrahim

Original acrylic paintings in West Africa

“My name is Salim Ibrahim, and I am a painter. I am deeply devoted to my work. I am also readily adaptable to creative... read more

“My name is Salim Ibrahim, and I am a painter. I am deeply devoted to my work. I am also readily adaptable to creative ideas, but I am a quiet person. I encounter a lot of difficulties each day in my life, starting with waking up ‘til the sun goes down beyond the horizon. I have ideas, opinions and suggestions in my head that cannot be met or even materialized; which can cause serious headaches or even depression. But I discovered patience and luck to be my favorite remedies. First of all, I do not get easily embarrassed, because I live my life my way, just to keep me going. My dreams are ridiculously impossible, like living the lifestyle of a Hollywood star. So I prefer to put my dreams firmly in reality.

“My future is one section of my life that cannot be planned for, but I only hope for the best. I encountered my ability to draw when I was four years old. It was like having my own universe handed to me, which caused misunderstandings with my academic performance. I drew a lot in my school books because art is the force that truly understands me. I broadened my knowledge by enrolling at Mozzay's workshop when I was in 7th grade to learn painting. The challenging part of my work is patience, which is the key in achieving a good finish. I adore African cultural lifestyles and how they are depicted; that is why most of my works have such themes. Getting to start my own business was entertaining.”

14 items by Salim Ibrahim

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