The Kur­dish painter Rostam Aghala

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Rostam Aghala was born in 1969 in Koya and is a well­known artist in this part of Kur­dis­tan.

He com­pleted Fine Arts In­sti­tute, paint­ing depart­ment in 1989.

He has opened 12 exhibitions in ci­ties of Hawler, Sule­many and Koya from 1989 to 2000.

His works have been ex­hib­ited in Kuwait, Aus­tria and Italy in 1993-1994, and in 1995 an ex­hi­bi­tion was opened for him in France.

His draw­ings have been printed in France and Aus­tria in 1994-1997.

He’s par­tic­i­pated in most of the cul­tural ac­tiv­i­ties in Kur­dis­tan, and has taken part in many joint exhibitions for Kur­dish artists in London, Nether­land, Aus­tria and Swe­den. He was awarded the sec­ond po­si­tion in Kur­dish Artists Ex­hi­bi­tion in 2001 and was awarded the Red Cross poster.

He par­tic­i­pated in the Jaal in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tion in Ja­pan along with eight other painters in 2002.

Many of his works have been printed as post­cards in Kur­dis­tan and coun­tries abroad, and his paint­ings have been pub­lished in the USA, Aus­tralia, Bri­tain, Swe­den and France.

He is now in charge of (Zamwa Galary) in Sle­many.

His works hold Kur­dish and tra­di­tional fea­tures and tech­niques. His style in in­spired by the in­ter­na­tional Ital­ian artist Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920). Rostam's style is con­sid­ered as a sort of re­newal. He mixes Kur­dish folk­lore with an in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized trend in paint­ing . Love is another mo­tif in Rostam Aghala’s art. Kur­dish tragic love sto­ries have been a fer­tile source of in­spi­ra­tion re­flected in many of his works.

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