Khaled Ben Slimane, Ascension (Grey Cone), 2016, Ceramics, 97 x 31.5 x 31.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Elmarsa
Khaled Ben Slimane, Ascension (Grey Cone), 2016, Ceramics, 97 x 31.5 x 31.5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Elmarsa  

Khaled Ben Slimane’s practice comprises paintings on paper and canvas, as well as sculptural materials such as wood, ceramic and bronze. A synthesis of East and West, his work invokes Sufism through graphic repetition of words and phrases in a distinctive style, which is partly inspired by the masters he once met or worked with such as Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies.

Ben Slimane graduated from the Uscuela Massana of Barcelona in 1977 and the Technological Institute of Art, Tunis in 1982. His works are part of various private and public collections including the British Museum, London; Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo; Benaki Museum, Athens; Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman; Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe and the Museu de Ceramica de Barcelona.