The "Arab Spring Notebook" is a series of black ink drawings by Ibrahim El Salahi, one of the most renowned African artists as well as a leading figure in African Modernism; his response to the Arab Spring can be viewed at Galerist's project space Studio from Sept. 1 to Oct 3. El Salahi's paintings, which are in a single sketchbook, can be seen for the first time since an exhibition at the Tate Modern in 2013, becoming the first African artist to be given a full retrospective at the museum. The Sudanese artist attended Khartoum School of Design, majoring in painting, and was also involved in calligraphy from an early age. Then, he studied in London at the Slade School with a government scholarship and returned to his homeland to become a lead artist in the Khartoum School at the Technical Institute. In Sudan, he was imprisoned without any charges for six months, exiled and finally found freedom, arriving in Amsterdam in 1996. In 1998, he moved to Oxford, England, where he has been living ever since. His works are a combination of African, Arab and Western artistic traditions and are mostly semi-abstract.