Zeinab Saleh (b.1996, Kenya), lives and works in London. In her paintings and drawings, she explores themes of personal memory, tenderness and intimacy with a great economy of means, inviting calm and contemplation. British artist, Zeinab Saleh’s distinct technique sees the use of acrylic, charcoal and chalk swept across the canvas, revealing depths of texture, shade, and colour. Forms are often repeated within the frame: the curl of a ribbon, henna on hands, swans. Narratives are alluded to but rarely fully disclosed.
Recent solo exhibitions include j~o~y r~i~d~e, Champ Lacombe (Biarritz, 2022-2023), Softest place (on earth) [Extended mix], Château Shatto (Los Angeles, 2022) and Softest place (on earth), Camden Art Centre (London, 2021).
Recent group exhibitions include A Lover's Discourse, Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, 2023) and Nour el Ain, Karma International (Switzerland, 2021).
The artist is represented by Château Shatto (Los Angeles). Zeinab Saleh graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Start Museum (Shanghai), Pitzer College Art Galleries (Claremont), The Perimeter (London) and Frac MÉCA (Bordeaux).