word ‘Human’ is in itself something very special. I mean, it fascinates
me how different Humans can be. Everybody is in himself/herself a
great, original “project”. I am also fascinated by people’s various
passions. (love, hate, malice, envy, altruism, selfishness, strength,
tenderness, selflessness, modesty, vanity, ambition, and so on) "
artist was born in 1976 in Cairo (Egypt). He studied economics and
management in Cairo, in the U.S. and in Germany. He discovered the love
for art and painting only after he had worked a lot and had noted how
power and money control our lives. These motifs also appear in his
paintings. He has lived since December 2005 in Nuremberg. The time
spent in Germany has changed his life totally - he has seen how
materialistic the German society and how full of envy and hatred it can
be. This experience has influenced him greatly and this also
characterizes his pictures. He believes that despite driving big cars
and having loaded bank accounts, the Germans are never satisfied and
they mostly forget that we cannot take anything into the grave.
Germany Salah feels often confined and cannot breathe, but he says you
can also learn a lot here. There is always much ado about nothing. He
is often in difficult situations, just like his homeland Egypt with its
recent unrest. That makes him very often sad. These thoughts and
feelings are also reflected in his paintings.
artist gets very hurt and he does not understand why we humans cannot
get along with each other. Why are there wars, why there is famine,
why, why, why ... There are thousands of examples, but our life focuses
only on power and money and we forget that the only great power is that
of Allah, Subhanuh wa ta’alla.
Allah is the greatest!
Exhibitions of Salah Seif
1 - June 2012 Arab community church in London UK
2 - September 2012 Café Louis, Nuremberg, Germany