Salah Elmur (b. 1966, Sudan) creates work  composed from a fertile visual vocabulary that draws on his observations of life, returning to childhood and youth for the scenes, situations, and impressions that he depicts in his work. Sudanese culture occupies a central role in his practice - particularly the geographical disparity between the different regions and the multiplicity of peoples that constitute the general fabric of society. Ritual and totemic, Elmur's works are wrought with narratives both nostalgic and surreal. Influenced by Sudan-its fashion, architecture, colour, and energy-Elmur's figures maintain a human edge, characters of rich communities and interior lives.