The Kurdish Painter Rostam Zada
Rostam Zada is an artist from Eastern Kurdistan-Iran. He is an experienced and an innovative painter. Muhamad Salih Rostam Zada is his full name, but he is known as Namo. He is teaching art at the College of Fine Arts in Hawler. Namo was born in 1964 in the city of Bokan. He got his BA in the department of painting, College of Fine Arts in Tahran in 1993. He got his MA degree in painting with excellent degree. He’s gained artistic membership in Southern Kurdistan, and he’s the honorary member in the Council of Artists and Sculptors in Tahran.
Kurdish artists in Eastern Kurdistan, like other artists in the world, want and have been able to shift the level of art and handworks to a high level. Consequently, they have gained popularity in their country. For this purpose, they have worked very hard. The art of Rostam Zada, in addition of being professional, appears to be contemporary. He has used many techniques and methods to express his ideas and themes in his works.
He’s employed the Kurdish motifs and culture in his paintings. He himself is deeply committed to what is Kurdish. That’s why he has been influenced and inspired by his surroundings. His choice of color is a good example of this fact. Innovation and renewal have special importance for Rostam Zada, especially in the used technique and the execution of his paintings.
In every exhibition, he introduces a group of new forms and styles. Rostam Zada has had exhibitions in the cities of Sina, Bokan, Saqz and other places. The exhibitions create dialogues between his works and the Kurdish audience. He too has shown his works in Suleimani and Hawler. Now he teaches art at the College of Fine Arts in Hawler. He is an experienced leader that can inspire his students and introduce them to the magic world of creativity.
One of the modern works of Rostamzada