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 never fully disclosed.
Recent solo exhibitions include Champ Lacombe (Biarritz, 2022-2023), Château Shatto (Los Angeles, 2022) and Camden Art Centre (London, 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).