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Artist iraqunacido in Baghdad. Realizestudios Civil Engineering technicians. At the age of 15 years to win the First Prize for Painting School. From that time decided to devote himself to painting and literature, but these hopes are dashed because of the continuing wars in which their country is involved under the dictatorship of Saddam. Although forced to join the Army, Basim, critic with rge man, contrary to the ideology of the Baath Party, which will cause many problems with the government....

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Artist iraqunacido in Baghdad. Realizestudios Civil Engineering technicians. At the age of 15 years to win the First Prize for Painting School. From that time decided to devote himself to painting and literature, but these hopes are dashed because of the continuing wars in which their country is involved under the dictatorship of Saddam. Although forced to join the Army, Basim, critic with rge man, contrary to the ideology of the Baath Party, which will cause many problems with the government. Nevertheless, he continues to paint and after years of continual anxiety, get in 1986 to make his first exhibition, which displays works surrealstas historical content. His own way of translating his paintings led him to win the National Award for Painting in Iraq. In 1990, in his own studio decides to take art out of the canvas and the walls and start disear and make works of art, being furniture, so completely self-taught artisan making the whole process, from cutting and assembly of wood, further processing, painting and decoration. It uses solid wood, metals that he himself embosses, paints and resins. Exhibits at major galerams Baghdad and is well known in the country by the innovation of their techniques and style. Frequently appears in various media members. Works from 1992 to 1994 by furnishings and decoration of the Palace of Sindi Bad. Because of worsening conditions for artists in his country, moving to Jordan, where he lives from 1994 to 1997. Together with a group of artisans as an art gallery, being interviewed on several occasions by the Jordanian Television. Travel Egypt and Libya, where permanecidurante three years. Realizvarias exhibitions including at the Italian Embassy in Trpoli. Awakens the interest of European and U.S. buyers which is reflected in the interviews a newspaper published in London. In the past was basically oriental style, but very innovative, and basically working with dark tones. Today, his style is more eclectic. Continues to use traditional colors of oriental art, looking for new techniques, and materials. His work covers various styles from the dark in the early works made into expressionism and surrealism. His style is individual and original compositions that can be recreated in passing schemes and Eastern European aesthetic from the classic to the contemporary The utilization of unconventional materials such as copper and resin, greatly enriches the work, with a unique touch of originality.

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