The Kur­dish painter from West­ern Kur­dis­tan, Yahia Silo

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Ashti Garmiyani

The Kur­dish painter from the West­ern Kur­dis­tan, Yahia Silo, was born in north­ern Aleppo. He con­sid­ers him­self as a Kur­dish fighter in his art. Yahia Silo comes from a prom­i­nent Kur­dish fam­ily known among the Kurds in Ro­java. He com­pleted the Academy of Fine Arts in the city. He has had many own ex­hi­bi­tions and other joint ones both in­side and out­side Syria. He’s living in Dus­sel­dorf in Ger­many now. He is ever ac­tive in his new coun­try. He has had many ex­hi­bi­tions there. The lat­est one was in 30th of April 2015 with some re­al­is­tic-ex­pres­sion­ist paint­ings.

A Kur­dish au­thor writes in Mus­taqbal news­pa­per about Yahia Silo say­ing, “He’s the young man who’s in­spired by both the moun­tains of Kur­dis­tan and life in Europe. He’s one of the artists who have never changed his Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal be­lief in or­der to por­tray suf­fer­ings of the Kurds in his paint­ings ex­e­cuted by his skil­ful hands”.

We can eas­ily rec­og­nize Silo as a Kur­dish painter and a con­tem­po­rary car­i­ca­tur­ist be­cause in all his works, es­pe­cially car­i­ca­tures, he which are re­flec­tions of daily life and po­lit­i­cal in­ci­dents in Kur­dis­tan. He’s gained a good artis­tic tech­nique and he’s been able to grab peo­ple’s at­ten­tion. In the domain of his paint­ings, the artist has por­trayed a world dif­fer­ent from his car­i­ca­tures. Beauty of na­ture and a world full of cul­ture of Kur­dis­tan are the themes that Silo has uti­lized in his works. The fact that he is living far from the tragic life of Kur­dis­tan and the in­ci­dents hap­pen­ing in Syria does not dis­tance him from the suf­fer­ing of his peo­ple. On the con­trary, he is well aware of what is go­ing on in his na­tive coun­try and the tragic sit­u­a­tion of his op­pressed peo­ple. Through his works, the artist wants to il­lus­trate the fa­mil­iar­ity of the Kurds in the world to­day af­ter the lat­est events in Kobani and else­where in Ro­java. In terms of ma­te­ri­als he’s us­ing wa­ter­col­ors, oil colors, and graphic. Silo has his own spe­cial place in the world of the Kur­dish con­tem­po­rary paint­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Iraq

© PressReader. All rights reserved.