BA Ceramic Design - Central Saint Martins, 2023
Nibras Al-Salman’s interest in architecture and engineering often surfaces in his work, while Middle Eastern culture and art are important influences on his designs. Decay and destruction, particularly in reference to buildings, are especially apparent in his work, partly influenced by the decayed historic buildings in his native Iraq and the recent wars in the Middle East that have imposed a high price on life and living conditions in the region.
Al-Salman’s work is austere, with a clear attempt to reduce adornment and decoration. Increasingly, his work is monochromatic.
He is interested in creating public installations inspired by community issues. Some of the issues tackled in the past include war and the arms industry, immigration and disconnection, and censorship.
He combines research with experimentation to allow his work to develop in unpredictable directions. Al-Salman mostly uses casting and hand build techniques to create his pieces.
"Decay and destruction, particularly in reference to buildings, seem to have special impact on his work. This could be influenced by the decayed historic buildings in his native Iraq and the recent wars in the middle east that has imposed high price on life and living conditions."