Abdus Salaam

Abdus Salaam is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Rooted in poetry, Salaam's considered use of light and dark reveals a sensitivity to three-dimensional spatial expression, and the metaphysical connotations inherent in materials.


Contemporary in his theosophical minimalism, he incorporates classical elements present in the origins of Islamic art - namely the Ka’bah - with a focus on the essential principles of existence, both seen and unseen. Serving as a bridge between the natural and spiritual worlds, his work is both a personal journey and a meditation on the nature of existence. Moving freely between mediums - from 8 x 10 bellows photography, 'light painting', video, augmented reality, music and painting - he creates poetic worlds, from the intimate, to large scale installations.