UPwithART 2.0 - 24-30 May 2020


Izzeldinn Kojour Suleman was born and raised in Aroma, Eastern Sudan in 1967. In 1991, he graduated from the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the Sudan University of Science and Technology in Khartoum. He has also studied Graphic Design, Music and Arabic Calligraphy. His paintings harmoniously combine limitless colours and shapes to depict Sudanese lifestyle and culture. They combine Arabic influences and add an Eastern flavour to African symbols and motifs to express the uniqueness of this cultural intermarriage. Though based in London, Ontario, he has had many exhibits showcasing his Sudanese heritage to the globe. Kojour has exhibited in Africa, New York, Paris, the Middle East and Toronto and other parts of Canada, including locally at The Art Exchange, Museum London, and Framing and Art Centre and the Spence Gallery, Toronto, Ontario.

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When I look deep inside myself I can see and feel the unlimited flow of cultural treasures that take place in the land of Sudan. Through my paintings I strive to express just a fraction of this cultural amalgamation. The uniqueness of my art works is that my paintings depict Sudanese lifestyle and culture through the combination of Arabic influences, Eastern flavours with African symbols and decoration in modern art form. My limitless use of colours and shapes harmoniously combine to create graceful abstract and semi-abstract depictions of Sudanese lifestyle and culture. While I mastered the watercolour fourteen years ago which make it too easy to master other medium with not much effort, by applying same technique of acrylic on canvas.