The Kurdish Painter, Adil Dawood
The Kurdish artist and painter Adil Dawood was born in Hasakah, Syrian Kurdistan in 1980. He studied primary and secondary schools in Hasakah, from which he had hobbies of drawing. He took part in several exhibitions in Hasakah as a young man in the Arab Cultural Center of the city. He’s now living in Vienna, Austria. He’s now occupied with works, exhibitions, daily cultural activities, and his own exhibitions. Dawood is known as a Kurdish artist in the country and has his own characteristics in his works, that forms and colors of his work as distinctive. His professional level of art is high, especially in adopting the arabesque school and using the colors in a mixed form.
Adil Dawood’s identity is Kurdistani and Hasakah was where he began his art. Now Vienna is the place where Dawood tells the sad story of that part of Kurdistan. He started working with oil, then acrylic and black and white, working with lengths of 2 and 3 me- ters. He displays his artworks in special galleries of Vienna. He has a considerable participation in the European countries and the wellknown galleries of Germany, Switzerland and France. Adil Dawood’s long paintings attract a viewer’s attention, especially in the galler- ies and wide and grand halls when the viewer can confidently watch the drawings. Dawood depicts sufferings so great that they might seem surreal.