The Kur­dish Painter Has­san Fatah

The Kurdish Globe - - SPORTS - By Ashti Garmiyani

The Kur­dish artist and painter Has­san Fatah Ra­sool was born in Er­bil. He com­pleted pri­mary and sec­ondary schools in the city and was ad­mit­ted at In­sti­tute of Fine Arts’ de­part­ment of paint­ing in 1995 and has his diploma in art in 2000. He com­pleted the academy of Fine Arts in Su­laimani in 2006. He’s one of the ac­tive youths who has 48 con­tri­bu­tions and par­tic­i­pa­tion in the gen­eral ex­hi­bi­tions in Kur­dis­tan, Le­banon, USA, Europe, Tur­key and Iran. He’s now liv­ing in Aus­tralia and is study­ing for his MA in West Aus­tralia Uni­ver­sity.

Ra­sool’s foun­da­tion was im­por­tant in his work, as he said in an in­ter­view with SBS ra­dio: “I went into art through the art per­spec­tive of car­toons dur­ing child­hood and ado­les­cence. So I achieved that hobby in 1995”. He then chose re­al­ism for draw­ing the moun­tains of Kur­dis­tan and the suf­fer­ings of the peo­ple and the tragedies they’ve un­der­gone, most re­cently de­pict­ing the tragedy in Shin­gal. He is cur­rently work­ing on a project that com­mem­o­rates Kur­dish An­fal at West Aus­tralia Uni­ver­sity for his first ex­hi­bi­tion.

Work­ing with medi­ums such as oil and wa­ter are the meth­ods he gained from his teach­ers and Kur­dish artists such as Aziz Saleem and Su­laiman Shakir, and world artists such as Mero who have in­spired him for step­ping into the world of art and dig­ging deep into it. Has­san Fatah wants to dec­o­rate his draw­ings with the bright col­ors of na­ture of Kur­dis­tan to show the Kur­dish cul­ture and art to the world through his draw­ings. He has brought into his own life the char­ac­ter and phi­los­o­phy of the world artists such as Sal­vador Dally, Pablo Pi­casso and Cle­mente.

Ra­sool also plans to help Aus­tralia rec­og­nize the geno­cide and other crimes com­mit­ted against Ezidi Kurds.

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