Araz Hama Kurdish artist~ Sulaymaniyah south of Kurdistan ;He lives and works now in the The Netherlands
ARAZ HAMA Kurdish artist born in Sulaimaniya Kurdistan of Iraq. He lives and works now in the The Netherlands. Nowadays he works as art teacher . 1998-2001 Studies at the Academy of fine Arts (HKU) in Utrecht The Netherlands. 1997-1998 Studies at the Academy of fine Arts (AKI) in Enschede The Netherlands. 1984-1989 Studies at the Academy of fine Arts in Suleimania Kurdistan . 2009-2011 Studies at the webdesign Academy Eduvision Utrecht The Netherlands. 2003-2005 Studies at the Design Academy , art design college in Utrecht The Netherlands.
Love for your surroundings is love for beauty. If you feel that beauty well then feel you also harmony of all. From this harmony, I work and I create a search for the soul. The fantasy is then activated and this is right food for the soul so that the problems between all cultures and nationalities disappear and only the beauty feeling remains.
LOVE IS THE ONLY UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE THAT UNITE ALL PEOPLE.
By religion, politics and economics is quite a lot of freedom which creates love, lost. By this decline of harmony in everyday life, loss of vision, they are more focused on the outer set and selfish. This social circumstance has a direct impact on my life and work. By me a clear picture of the discrepancies of the modern form egocentric society is it this possible for me to send a message.
My paintings are a love letter to these impoverished and disrupted to contemporary society, because love is the only universal language that everyone this way without words, can understand visually.
BAHRAM´s art invites to transform the famous destination of great poetry, in that it appears as a speaking picture. BAHRAM creates such oeuvres. If you look at the past 10 years of his painting, you can not but recognize that he is obsessed by a vision. The subject of his art is the human being I his solitude. And this vision which – as he shows us – may become a picture but goes beyond language, is translated into the diction of symbols.
The continuity of the motives is impressing: the face, the body of the human being, the empty room, the inaccessible towers, the dilapidated homes. Landscape as force of nature or chimera. By the end of the 80ies, all this was already present but still domesticated by a strong mimetic element. The villages were still villages in the form of a group of homes in front of horizons. Since then, however, in particular after the predominantly informal years from 1991 until 1993, a tremendous concentration of the expression had its way.
It appears as if you could speak of a persecution by faces, of eyes looking from below to above, of masks, square, massive, threatening. Looks which never arrive and hands tying to reach the unreachable with long spread fingers. In this picture world we did not encounter the Bacon´s brutality of battered bodies; in contrast; a permanent ironic citation of civilization escorts the observer, the creatures with collar and tie.
And yet, it is a fantastic world in which heads and bodies are put side by side. A face with a piercing expression in its eyes contrasts not rarely with a featureless face. The unattainability segregates the couples. A blue face up to each other as “Duumvirat” of a reign´s allegory.
There is something unalterable in his pictures – as if the image of mankind seems to be a verdict. However, apart from this urgency liberty has also its effect being present as space and color. The image of mankind changes to a memorial of its vulnerability.
Luminosity and gloom, water, soil, gale are already present before the individuals. It appears as if they grow out of a primordial chaos, as if they were released from the force of the elements. BAHRAM is the creator of a dramatic world of painting.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Miething