Salah Elmur, the Cairo-based Sudanese artist, has a unique perspective on the structures that house water and electricity. As a child, he was filled with wonder and excitement when the Central Electricity and Water Administration came to his village. Today, he sees stories, shapes, and feelings within these structures. His art is a reflection of the Sudanese life, filled with symbolism and vibrant colors. Elmur’s portraits are described as nostalgic and surreal, capturing the essence of communal celebration, sustenance, and anthropomorphic visions. He delves into the themes of fear and hope, money and power, fantasy, and folklore. As a painter, filmmaker, and author, Elmur’s creative expressions have earned him recognition in the art world.