Oil on canvas, 85 x 80 cm

Baldin Ahmad (1954, Iraq) –  An Koerdische Iraqi artist, he began studies at the Institute of Fine Arts, Baghdad, continuing at the  Academia of Fine Arts, Florence, and earned his PhD Modern Art (D.A.M.S) at the University of Bologna, Italy.  A focal point of his career was his 1986 exhibit with fellow countryman at the prestigious Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara, Italy where his paintings and sculptures were engraved with messages of freedom against the oppression of the Iraqi regime especially against the Kurds. His work appeared in the 2009 and 2011 Venice Biennale.  You might want to travel without hesitation to the provinces and the cities he paints. These are places with a warm human environment, whether it is day or night, whether it rains or the sun shines. He admits that such sites do not exist, as he calls them imaginary, perhaps a homeland free of oppression

Baldin Ahmad is een Koerd, geboren in Irak, zijn schilderkunst kent geen aarzelingen. Zijn opleiding heeft hij gevolgd in Bagdad, Florence en Rome en hij is afgestudeerd aan het Instituut voor Schone kunsten in Bagdad, Irak en aan de Academie van Schone Kunsten in Florence. Tevens is hij PhD Modern Art (D.A.M.S) bij de Universiteit van of Bologna, Italy.  Sinds circa 1990 werkt hij in Nederland. Vorm en inhoud vertellen hetzelfde verhaal. Het is een positief verhaal van verlangen, en van vertrouwen dat er een leefbare wereld mogelijk is.