The Kur­dish Painter Dlawar Umer

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Ashti Garmiyani

The draw­ing of Gen­eral Barzani

Dlawar Umer is one of the artists who have de­vel­oped por­trait draw­ings, print­ing and paint­ing. He has an artis­tic work­shop and works for com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tions. When Dlawar started work­ing with de­sign, he moved deeper in his work to an ex­tent that he uses ev­ery mod­ern tech­niques and in­ven­tions in his art.

Un­for­tu­nately, I searched a lot for the biog­ra­phy of this Kur­dish artist who’s from West Kur­dis­tan but could not find much. Cer­tainly, his works re­flect Kur­dish cul­ture and color. It seems that Dlawar does not care much about his biog­ra­phy as he does about his works and in­ven­tions. My pro­found study of his works, color, style and themes points de­fi­nately at the cul­ture of Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan.

The draw­ing of Gen­eral Barzani who’s the sym­bol of free­dom in both Kur­dis­tan and abroad is the work that made the world get ac­quainted with the Kur­dish cul­ture and peace­ful pol­i­tics.

Although Dlawar Umer is tak­ing more in­ter­est in por­trait and print­ing art than any other works, he’s known too for his Kur­dish themes painted in warm col­ors. When you talk about color in paint­ing, you should also talk about the ge­og­ra­phy and the cli­mate of the area an artist comes from. For ex­am­ple, the at­mos­phere in the Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries, due to the cold and foggy weather, af­fects the artists in choos­ing cold col­ors. An artist from Kur­dis­tan uses more warm col­ors due to the warm weather of course. In Dlawar’s works, the re­flec­tions of Kur­dish folk­lore, cul­ture and col­ors are quite vis­i­ble.

Re­lat­ing to form in his works, Dlawar many times is in­spired by the schools of 20th cen­tury artists, as it could be seen in (Zh­wan) paint­ing, in which the styles of Monet, Matisse and Ren­war are com­bined. Dlawar uti­lizes dif­fer­ent kinds of forms from th­ese var­i­ous painters. This shows his tal­ent and the rich­ness in what he is do­ing.

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