Sara Kali – The dark Madonna

In 2018, Mersud and Romanian Roma actress, Mihaela Drăgan presented the legend of Sara Kali to an audience at the Kai Dikhas Gallery in Berlin. While Mihaela performed her dramatic recitation, Sara Kali, Mersud painted the saint’s image in fifteen minutes.

“I painted the entire canvas in front of the audience as if I were her. Sara Kali became real to me. I had seen this terrifying presence in reality.”

Mersud Selman

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