The Art of Storytelling
“Over the years, I strove to tell different stories with my artworks” says Ismail. “I often express my feelings and vision for life in almost every piece I draw on,” says Ismail.
Ismail worked hard throughout the years to express various themes through his artwork, including stories about his early recollections, nature, the history of his people, and women’s rights. The establishment of a new school in the Middle East was the primary objective of his work; it was a milestone that was successfully attained, and the effort put forth was well worth it. In practically every item he creates, he frequently displays his emotions and his outlook on life.
“Over the years, I strove to tell different stories with my artworks; stories about my childhood memories, nature, the history of my people, and women’s rights. I often express my feelings and vision for life in almost every piece I draw on,” says Ismail.
He also discovers that he doesn’t worry too much about the materials he uses for his sketches, preferring instead to use repurposed items like scrap wood, fabric, and stones. He makes his own papers primarily because he enjoys making paintings appear dated. He primarily used watercolor, Chinese ink, pens, pencils, and organic materials for his drawings.
The majority of his paintings are impressionistic and expressionistic, where he finds peace and harmony in nature and is inspired by the horrors committed against the Kurds. Among the aforementioned are some examples of abstract and cubist art experiments he has worked on. He has devoted a portion of his artwork to masks, the other faces of theatre, as a gesture of admiration for his wife’s occupation as a thespian.