The Kur­dish painter Waleed Agha

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Ashti Garmiyani

The Kur­dish painter Waleed Agha is a very pro­fes­sional artist when it comes to choos­ing his own style and method in his works. In his spe­cial world in which he’s dis­tant from the Kur­dis­tan moun­tains, olive trees and the warmth of Jizere, Agha is ob­sessed with paint­ing mo­tifs that are Kur­dish. Waleed Agha and his wife Ji­han who were dec­o­rated with Kur­dish medals be­gan their ca­reer in the Kur­dish city of Hasaka. Then headed to­ward Da­m­as­cus so far away from their home­land. His paint­ings tell a long and mean­ing­ful story de­rived from the Kur­dish folk­lore and texts from Jizere plain to the moun­tains in the Kur­dish pop­u­lated city of Efreen. Agha is a skill­ful artist. Now he teaches art at the Da­m­as­cus Uni­ver­sity.

Waleed Agha was born in 1953 in Da­m­as­cus. He’s one of the most popular artists in the city. He is a spe­cial teacher busy with paint­ing and pub­lish­ing. The at­mos­phere in which he lives in is re­flected in his works.

He was in­flu­enced by the Is­lamic ab­stract and dec­o­ra­tive art which is one of the an­cient sources of in­spi­ra­tions for many pain­ters in the Is­lamic world, es­pe­cially in Syria. Waleed pays a lot of at­ten­tion to de­tails in his paint­ings.

Waleed Agha is very ac­tive. He has had ex­hi­bi­tions in Syria, Le­banon, Europe and other coun­tries. The lat­est ac­tiv­ity of Agha was a work­shop he ar­ranged to­gether some other Kur­dish artists in Amed, in Turk­ish Kur­dis­tan, to sup­port the Kur­dish ques­tion. He’s rep­re­sented as a high- level pro­fes­sional painter in many gal­leries and mu­se­ums. Waleed is ex­pected to con­tinue fur­ther de­velop the mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary art.

The painter Waleed Agha while work­ing

The drawing the sun­shade

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