The Kurdish painter Waleed Agha
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