KHALED BEN SLIMANE

LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON
27 JUNE –8 JULY 1995

Khaled Ben Slimane is from Nabeul in Tunisia, known for its ceramics, and his work continues its ancient heritage of works in clay.

Using mainly the four primary colours – symbolising earth, fire, air and water – his rough black brushstrokes and delicate spirals allow great freedom of expression through their beauty and simplicity.

Fascinated by the graphic beauty of old manuscripts, on which he worked for many years, Ben Slimane developed and explored the world of signs, the calligraphic gesture, the true mastery of form, the concern and respect for Tunisian tradition, and that of the mastery of the kiln.