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Nehad Azzawi

Nehad al-Azzawi, printmaker and sculptor was born in Baghdad in 1970. He studied at the College of Fine Arts in Baghdad and is a member of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association. He has been involved with the  Creative Art Center in Doha for many years where he has taught printmaking.

Azzawi has participated in several exhibitions in Iraq and abroad with his work being held in collections worldwide.

CONVERSATION

The title of the work describes Nehad Azzawi's concept as well as his methodology, using printmaking to find connections between form and content. Conversations happen at different levels - between mediums, symbols and subjects; between positive and negative space; between 2 dimensions and 3 dimensions.

 

The dramatic etching prints are large, monochromatic and bold. The circular shape is present, along with calligraphy and human forms, creating a dialogue between the elements used.