Nour El Saleh grew up in Abu Dhabi and lives and works in London, United Kingdom. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art in 2019, and is currently completing a Postgraduate at the Royal Drawing School. El Saleh's dream-like works explore notions of place, belonging and selective/relative memory. Working instinctively, without creating studies, figures with exaggerated features appear out of the bodies of larger figures replicating and morphing on the canvas-interacting with the denizens of the artist's selective conscious. By utilizing theatrical references, masks and costumes, the characters in her stories probe conceptions of identity and place.

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