Soliman was one of the vanguard painters in the early sixties. He became a renowned painter, writer, critic, and newspaper illustrator. His painting style depends on reducing photographs into semi-silhouettes with the minimal of the various degrees of shade, intensifying the black and white in rich mixtures, sometimes warm and sometimes cold, while using a color paste, rich in texture. Soliman fuses minute details to focus on the expressive whole. He painted the thresher dragged by two bulls in a circular movement to grind wheat. He painted formations of one or two human figures, their long shadows extend together into the shadowy areas of the composition. Soliman cherished themes of the still nature, translating the fall of light on the circular outlines of containers, and its penetration of glass containers, projecting serene colorful shades on the table surface. He also painted flocks of geese, and experimented with abstraction, graphic engraving, and drawing where he was an able master.