The Kurdish Painter Adnan Shino
The Kurdish painter Adnan Shino was born in 1963 in Amedi, Duhok. After completing intermediate school, he headed to Suleimanya to continue his studies in the Institution of Fine of Arts. Adnan was my classmate. I learned a lot about him during those five years together. He has an exceptional talent when it comes to painting and mixing colors. He is always trying to renew himself, develop his technique and acquire new experience. Shino has actively participated in many public and personal exhibitions in Kurdistan. He has a very wide mindset of following Kurdish fictions, stories and novels as motifs for his works. The Kurdish culture is clearly reflected in his pictures. This has given a special quality to his drawings, paintings, the portraits and the expressive faces in his paintings.
Shino’s activities were not limited to Kurdistan alone, but in 1995 he found himself in Berlin. The city of the Europe- an modern art becomes a sphere where Shino could open many exhibitions there. Adnan Shino’s art reflects the tragic existence and the contexts of the Kurds reality which is full of catastrophes and important events. The artist also was inspired by the myths and folk saga in the Kurdish culture. To show his works to a wider audience, Shino held many exhibitions in Scandinavian countries like Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Norway. In 2004, Shino decided to open an exhibition in Kurdistan's three Provinces again to display his latest products. This was a great success for Adnan Shino. Love in the language of art for Shino is a big and meaningful world, therefore, dreams and love have given him that meaning to record it and frame it in eternal paintings.
Oil drawing of Adnan Shino