Iman Ali Khaled

 

  • 309 0106309036N - Untitled - 1989 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 100x120 - € 4.214 Sold

    309 0106309036N - Untitled - 1989 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 100x120 - € 4.214 Sold

  • 309 0106309040N - Lines - 1994 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 70x70 cm - €

    309 0106309040N - Lines - 1994 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 70x70 cm - €

  • 309 0106309020N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 150x120 cm  - €

    309 0106309020N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 150x120 cm - €

  • 309 0106309005N.jpg - Bridge - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 50x50 cm

    309 0106309005N.jpg - Bridge - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 50x50 cm

  • 309 0106309001N - Serie Kleur mij nr 3 -2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

    309 0106309001N - Serie Kleur mij nr 3 -2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

  • 309 0106309002N Serie Kleur mij nr 1 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

    309 0106309002N Serie Kleur mij nr 1 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

  • 309 0106309003N - Serie Kleur mij nr 2 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

    309 0106309003N - Serie Kleur mij nr 2 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

  • 309 0106309004N - Serie Kleur mij nr 4 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

    309 0106309004N - Serie Kleur mij nr 4 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

  • 309 0106309019N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x80 cm

    309 0106309019N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x80 cm

  • 309 0106309009N - Back to 3 - 2005 - Oil /acrylic on canvas - 150x150 cm

    309 0106309009N - Back to 3 - 2005 - Oil /acrylic on canvas - 150x150 cm

  • 309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

    309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

  • 309 0106309014N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

    309 0106309014N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

  • 309 0106309041N - Red Cactus - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 60x40 cm

    309 0106309041N - Red Cactus - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 60x40 cm

  • 309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

    309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

  • 309 0106309042N - Untitled - 2006 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

    309 0106309042N - Untitled - 2006 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

  • 309 0106309015N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

    309 0106309015N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

  • 309 0602309048N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

    309 0602309048N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

  • 309 0106309021N - Composition in V -  1997 - Oil/rope on canvas - 105 x 115 cm

    309 0106309021N - Composition in V - 1997 - Oil/rope on canvas - 105 x 115 cm

  • 309 0106309027N - Untitlted - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

    309 0106309027N - Untitlted - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

  • 309 0106309030N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x120 cm

    309 0106309030N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x120 cm

  • 309 0106309017N - Untitlted - 2011 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

    309 0106309017N - Untitlted - 2011 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

  • 309 0106309025N - Untitled - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

    309 0106309025N - Untitled - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

  • 309 0501309045N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic on wood, synthetic bal - 27x28x22 cm

    309 0501309045N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic on wood, synthetic bal - 27x28x22 cm

  • 309 0106309043N - In Your Window - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

    309 0106309043N - In Your Window - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

  • 309 0106309032N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

    309 0106309032N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

  • 309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

    309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

  • 309 0106309033N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

    309 0106309033N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

  • 309 0106309034N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

    309 0106309034N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

  • 309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

    309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

  • 309 0106309035N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

    309 0106309035N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

  • 309 0106309037N - Met wooden - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 160x120 cm

    309 0106309037N - Met wooden - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 160x120 cm

  • 309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

    309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

  • 309 0106309038N - Facing you - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

    309 0106309038N - Facing you - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

  • 309 0106309039N - I don't want to hear it - 2018 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 70x70 cm

    309 0106309039N - I don't want to hear it - 2018 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 70x70 cm

  • 309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

    309 0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

  • 309 0106309044N - I don't want to talk - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas, 60x80 cm

    309 0106309044N - I don't want to talk - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas, 60x80 cm

  • 309 0106309051N -  Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

    309 0106309051N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

  • 309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

    309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

  • 309 0106309052N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

    309 0106309052N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

  • 309 0106309053N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

    309 0106309053N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

  • 309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

    309 0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

  • 309 0106309054N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

    309 0106309054N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

  • 309 0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape), 20x14x5 cm

    309 0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape), 20x14x5 cm

  • 309 0106309055N - Jasmin - 2019 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x210 cm

    309 0106309055N - Jasmin - 2019 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x210 cm

  • 309 0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape) - 20x14x5 cm

    309 0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape) - 20x14x5 cm

  • 309 0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

    309 0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

  • 309 Iman ZelfportretN

    309 Iman ZelfportretN

  • 309 0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

    309 0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

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309-0106309036N - Untitled - 1989 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 100x120 - € 4.214 Sold

309-0106309036N - Untitled - 1989 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 100x120 - € 4.214 Sold

309-0106309040N - Lines - 1994 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 70x70 cm - €

309-0106309040N - Lines - 1994 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 70x70 cm - €

309-0106309020N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 150x120 cm  - €

309-0106309020N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 150x120 cm - €

309-0106309005N - Bridge - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309005N - Bridge - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309001N - Serie Kleur mij nr 3 -2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309001N - Serie Kleur mij nr 3 -2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309002N Serie Kleur mij nr 1 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309002N Serie Kleur mij nr 1 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309003N - Serie Kleur mij nr 2 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309003N - Serie Kleur mij nr 2 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309004N - Serie Kleur mij nr 4 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309004N - Serie Kleur mij nr 4 - 2005 - Oil/acryl/sand on canvas - 30x30 cm

309-0106309019N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x80 cm

309-0106309019N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x80 cm

309-0106309009N - Back to 3 - 2005 - Oil /acrylic on canvas - 150x150 cm

309-0106309009N - Back to 3 - 2005 - Oil /acrylic on canvas - 150x150 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0106309014N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

309-0106309014N - Untitled - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

309-0106309041N - Red Cactus - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 60x40 cm

309-0106309041N - Red Cactus - 2005 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 60x40 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0106309042N - Untitled - 2006 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

309-0106309042N - Untitled - 2006 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

309-0106309015N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

309-0106309015N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

309-0602309048N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0602309048N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0106309021N - Composition in V -  1997 - Oil/rope on canvas - 105 x 115 cm

309-0106309021N - Composition in V - 1997 - Oil/rope on canvas - 105 x 115 cm

309-0106309027N - Untitlted - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

309-0106309027N - Untitlted - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 80x80 cm

309-0106309030N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x120 cm

309-0106309030N - Untitled - 2008 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x120 cm

309-0106309017N - Untitlted - 2011 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

309-0106309017N - Untitlted - 2011 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

309-0106309025N - Untitled - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

309-0106309025N - Untitled - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 145x145 cm

309-0501309045N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic on wood, synthetic bal - 27x28x22 cm

309-0501309045N - Untitled - 2000 - Oil/acrylic on wood, synthetic bal - 27x28x22 cm

309-0106309043N - In Your Window - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

309-0106309043N - In Your Window - 2009 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 120x100 cm

309-0106309032N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309032N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0106309033N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309033N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309034N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309034N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0106309035N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309035N - Untitled - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 50x50 cm

309-0106309037N - Met wooden - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 160x120 cm

309-0106309037N - Met wooden - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 160x120 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0106309038N - Facing you - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

309-0106309038N - Facing you - 2017 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 150x120 cm

309-0106309039N - I don't want to hear it - 2018 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 70x70 cm

309-0106309039N - I don't want to hear it - 2018 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 70x70 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0503309046N - Untitled - 2016 - Oil/acrylic on clay - 28x14x20 cm

309-0106309044N - I don't want to talk - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas, 60x80 cm

309-0106309044N - I don't want to talk - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas, 60x80 cm

309-0106309051N -  Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0106309051N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0106309052N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0106309052N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0106309053N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0106309053N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0505309047N - Untitled - 2010 - Wood painted with oil/acrylic - 16x10x10 cm

309-0106309054N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0106309054N - Untitled - 2019 - Oil/acrylic on canvas - 25x25 cm

309-0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape), 20x14x5 cm

309-0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape), 20x14x5 cm

309-0106309055N - Jasmin - 2019 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x210 cm

309-0106309055N - Jasmin - 2019 - Oil/acrylic/sand on canvas - 80x210 cm

309-0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape) - 20x14x5 cm

309-0506309050N - Untitled - 2015 - Soapstone (triangular shape) - 20x14x5 cm

309-0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

309-0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

309-Iman ZelfportretN

309-Iman ZelfportretN

309-0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

309-0505309049N - Untitled - 2015 - Ceramics, oil and acrylic - 20x14x5 cm

 INFO ARTIST

Iman Ali Khaled

Born
1962 Bagdad Irak

Residence

Amsterdam

Education
Art Institute Bagdad 1979-84

Description

English

IMAN ALI KHALED – FREEDOM TO THE MODERN PERSPECTIVE

– Silent Thunder –

LIFE AND WORK

Iman Ali Khaled, born 1962 in Baghdad (Iraq) was educated from 1979-1984 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad by her teachers in the tradition of the radical modernism of her Jewaad Seleem (1919-1961). After her studies she, as a Kurdish painter, chose to stay out of the group of artists that, receiving privileges from the Regime – were working as officially ‘independant’ artists but unless producing art works which the Regime required from them to glorify his oppressive régime. During these eight years she worked as a free painter and as a theatrical costume designer for Iraq Fashion House. Later after the Iraq Wars and the continuing agression ‘Killing Fields ‘ of the Regime in Kurdistan, Iman Ali Khaled, like most artists from Kurdistan, fled to Europe and settled down in Amsterdam.

In the Netherlands now Iman Ali Khaled was able – due to her transverse thinking – to live her urge for freedom and modernity that was lacked in cultural, religious and private life in Iraq. Her paintings are a mix of arabesque and contemporary Western art movements, powerful reflections like ‘ Silent Thunders ‘ of her Iraqi-Kurdish past as well as dream images that actually represent her free Western life in the Netherlands: “The difference between my autonomous work of then and now, is that I now have more research and more experiment in making a colourful and powerful imagery. Subjects such as freedom were then in Iraq in contrast to here a taboo and dangerous. That has made me stronger as a person and as an artist in my work. Often I paint with my hands as digging in the sand of my past to make new sculptures on canvas of my free present life.” (Iman Ali Khaled)

PAINTINGS

The paintings of Iman Ali Khaled consist of several layers, each with its own story.   “My work is a kind of film, like a series of snapshots from my life.   When I paint, I am always busy with the ‘now’, with the current feelings in my life and how they can be pictorially translated. If the world looks different to me the next day while I’m still working on the picture, I create a new world with a different story by putting a new layer filled with emotion, colours and life over the previous one and while keeping some details underneath. ”

Iman Ali Khaled creates her paintings as three dimensional color spaces – sculptures on canvas – by adding either sand or silicone mass to the colors to enhance the expressivity of her works. Her color palette usually lingers in rich colors, from warm yellow, orange and red tones to deep night blue nuances. During the working process, the screen is also rotated over and over again to keep the composition in balance. Recurring themes are interpersonal relationships, symbolized in close-ups of eyes, hands, mouths and faces, abstracted and expressive in ever new variations. Although their work seems cheerful at first glance, a closer look reveals a sometimes lyrical-melancholic or aggressive “sound” that is as versatile as the facets of human life.

 OBJECTS AND MORE

In addition to her works on canvas or paper, Iman Ali Khaled creates sculptural works which are made of various materials, often painted in colours.   She transfers her general methods of composition and her artistic expression of her paintings to these three-dimensional objects as well.   These also illustrate the tense complexity of human life and social relationships – between loneliness and togetherness – in the good and in the bad.

They also symbolically describe her life experiences of the struggle of the sexes in the confrontation with the daily life. As an artist, Ali Khaled’s strength shows in honest and ruthless handling of these topics. The crises of her own life, like her own now overcoming cancer, flow into this highly personal context and can be felt by the attentive viewer.

Dutch

 IMAN ALI KHALED – FREEDOM TO THE MODERN PERSPECTIVE

– Silent Thunder –

LEVEN EN WERK

Iman Ali Khaled, geboren in 1962 in Bagdad (Irak) volgde haar artistieke opleiding van 1979-1984 aan de Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Bagdad in de traditie van de oprichter Jewaad Seleem (1919-1961), die een radicaal modernisme vertegenwoordigde. Na haar afstuderen bleef de Koerdische schilderes buiten de groep, die gedeeltelijk werkten als “vrije” kunstenaar, maar tegelijkertijd ook voor het regime, met privileges kunstwerken maakten die het repressieve regime verheerlijkten. Gedurende deze acht jaar bleef ze zelfstandig werken als kostuumontwerpster voor een bekend Iraaks modehuis. Na de Irak-oorlogen en de gifgasoperaties van het regime in Koerdistan vluchtte Iman Khaled Ali, zoals veel Koerdische kunstenaars, naar Europa en vestigde zich in Amsterdam.

In Nederland kon Iman Ali Khaled, als een onconventionele denker, nu haar drive voor vrijheid en moderniteit waarmaken, iets wat ze voorheen niet kon doen met de culturele-, religieuze- en privéomstandigheden in Irak. In haar kunst combineert ze Arabische wortels met westerse hedendaagse kunststromingen. Haar kunstwerken zijn in die zin krachtige weerspiegelingen “Silent Thunder” van haar Iraaks-Koerdische verleden, maar ook droombeelden die haar vrije westerse leven in Nederland weerspiegelen: “Het verschil tussen mijn autonome werk toen en nu is dat ik nu veel meer kan experimenteren om een kleurintensief en krachtig kunstwerk te maken. Onderwerpen als vrijheid waren in Irak in tegenstelling tot hier een taboe en gevaarlijk. Dat heeft mij persoonlijk en als kunstenaar sterker gemaakt. Ik schilder vaak met mijn handen, alsof ik in het zand van mijn verleden graaf, om nieuwe sculpturen te maken op het canvas van mijn nieuwe, vrije leven van vandaag. ‘ (Iman Ali Khaled)

SCHILDERIJEN

De schilderijen van Iman Ali Khaled bestaan uit verschillende lagen, elk met een eigen verhaal.

“Mijn werk is een soort film, als een serie snapshots uit mijn leven.   Als ik schilder, ben ik altijd bezig met het ‘nu’, met de huidige gevoelens in mijn leven en hoe ze picturaal kunnen worden vertaald. Als de wereld er de volgende dag anders uitziet terwijl ik nog bezig ben met het schilderij, schilder ik een nieuwe wereld met een ander verhaal in een nieuwe laag vol emoties, kleuren en erover heen aan terwijl ik enkele onderliggende details er nog doorheen laat doorschijnen. ”

Iman Ali Khaled creéert met haar schilderijen drie dimensionale kleurruimtes – sculpturen op canvas – door zand of siliconenmassa aan de kleuren toe te voegen om de expressiviteit van haar werken te vergroten. Haar rijke kleurenpalet varieert van warme gele, oranje en rode tonen tot diepe nachtblauwe nuances. Tijdens het schilderproces wordt het schilderij ook steeds opnieuw gedraaid om de compositie in balans te houden. Terugkerende thema’s zijn intermenselijke relaties, die zij in close-ups van ogen, handen, monden en gezichtenm expressief in steeds nieuwe variaties, symboliseert, abstraheerd. Hoewel haar werk op het eerste gezicht vrolijk lijkt, laat haar werk bij nader inzien vaak van een lyrisch-melancholisch of agressief geluid ‘horen’ dat net zo veelzijdig is als de facetten van het menselijk leven.

BEELDEN EN MEER

Naast werken op canvas of papier zijn de sculpturale werken van Iman Ali Khaled gemaakt van verschillende materialen, die ze vaak in kleur schildert. De opbouw van de compositie en artistieke expressie in haar schilderijen weet zij ook uit te drukken in haar driedimensionale objecten.

Deze illustreren ook de gespannen complexiteit tussen eenzaamheid en samenhorigheid in het menselijk leven en sociale relaties zowel positief als negetief.

En symbolisern ook haar levenservaringen van de strijd tussen de sexen in de confrontatie met het dagelijks leven.

Als kunstenaar laat Ali Khaled zien hoe deze onderwerpen krachtig, eerlijk en meedogenloos worden behandeld.   Ook de crises in haar eigen leven, zoals het overwinnen van kanker, kunnen als persoonlijke context worden gevoeld door de aandachtige kijker.

German

 IMAN ALI KHALED – FREEDOM TO THE MODERN PERSPECTIVE

– Silent Thunder –

LEBEN UND ARBEIT

Iman Ali Khaled, geboren 1962 in Bagdad (Irak) erhielt 1979-1984 ihre künstlerische Ausbildung an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Bagdad in der Tradition ihres Gründers Jewaad Seleem (1919-1961), der einen radikalen Modernismus vertrat. Nach ihrem Studium blieb die kurdische Malerin außerhalb der Gruppe, die – von das dictatorialen Regime ausgestattet mit Privilegien – teils offiziell als ‘freie’ Künstler arbeiteten, jedoch für ihn Werke schufen, die zur Glorifizierung seines Unterdrückungsregimes dienten. Während dieser acht Jahre arbeitete sie weiter unabhängig sowie als Kostümdesignerin für ein historisches irakisches Modehaus. Nach den Irak-Kriegen und den Giftgaseinsätzen des Regimes in Kurdistan, floh Iman Khaled Ali, wie viele ihrere kurdischen Künstlerkollegen, nach Europa und ließ sich in Amsterdam nieder.

In den Niederlanden konnte Iman Ali Khaled als Querdenkerin nun ihren Drang nach Frei-heit und Modernität ausleben, was ihr unter den kulturellen, religiösen und privaten Gegebenheiten im Irak bis dahin nicht möglich gewesen war. In ihrer Kunst verbindet sie arabische Wurzeln mit aktuellen zeitge-nössischen Strömungen, wie ein ‘Stiller Donner’ und Traumbildern gleich schildern diese ihr freies westliches Leben in den Niederlanden : “Der Unterschied zwischen meiner autonomen Arbeit damals und heute ist, dass ich nun ein viel weiteres Experimentierfeld habe, um ein farbintensives und kraftvolles Bild zu schaffen. Themen, wie Freiheit waren im Irak im Gegensatz zu hier ein Tabu und waren gefährlich. Als Person hat mich das stärker gemacht und auch in meiner Arbeit als Künstlerin. Ich male oft mit meinen Händen, so als würde ich im Sand meiner Vergangenheit graben, um neue Skulpturen auf der Leinwand meines neuen, heutigen freien Lebens zu schaffen.” (Iman Ali Khaled)

BILDER

Die Gemälde von Iman Ali Khaled bestehen aus mehreren Schichten , jede mit einer eigenen Geschichte.   „Meine Arbeiten sind eine Art Film, wie eine Aneinanderreihung von Schnappschüssen aus meinem Leben. Wenn ich male, bin ich immer mit dem ‘Jetzt’ beschäftigt, mit den momentanen Gefühlen in meinem Leben und wie sie malerisch umgesetzt werden können. Sollte die Welt für mich tags darauf anders aussehen während ich noch an dem Bild arbeite, kreiere ich eine neue Welt mit einer anderen Geschichte, indem ich eine neue Schicht, gefüllt mit Emotion, Farben und Leben über die vorherige lege und einige Details darunter sichtbar stehen lasse.“

Iman Ali Khaled schafft mit ihren Gemälden plastische Farbräume -Skulpturen auf Leinwand- indem sie den Farben Sand oder Silikonmasse zusetzt, um so die Expressivität ihrer Werke zu steigern. Ihre Farbpalette verweilt meist in kräftigen Farben, von warmen Gelb-, Orange- und Rottönen bis hin zu tiefen nachtblauen Nuancen. Während des Arbeitsprozesses wird die Leinwand dabei auch immer wieder gedreht, um die Komposition in der Balance zu halten.   Immer wiederkehrende Themen sind zwischen-menschliche Beziehungen, die sie in Nahauf-nahmen von Augen, Händen, Mündern und Gesichtern symbolhaft formuliert – abstrahiert und ausdrucksstark in immer neuen Variationen. Wenngleich ihre Arbeiten auf den ersten Blick fröhlich wirken, so zeigt sich bei genauerem Hinsehen ein manchmal lyrisch-melancholischer oder aggressiver Klang, der so vielseitig wie die Facetten des menschlichen Lebens gestaltet ist.

OBJEKTEN UND MEHR

Neben Arbeiten auf Leinwand oder Papier stehen Iman Ali Khaleds plastische Werke aus verschiedenen Materialien, die sie oftmals farbig bemalt. Die Anlage der Komposition und den künstlerischen Ausdruck ihrer Gemälde überträgt sie dabei auch auf ihre dreidimensionalen Objekte. Auch diese verdeutlichen die spannungsgeladene Vielschichtigkeit des menschlichen Lebens und der sozialen Beziehungen – zwischen Einsamkeit und Zweisamkeit – im Guten und im Schlechten. Sie schildern symbolisch ihre Lebenserfahrungen vom Kampf der Geschlechter in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem täglichen Leben. Als Künstlerin zeigt sich Ali Khaleds Stärke im ehrlichen und schonungslosen Umgang mit diesen Themen. Die Krisen ihres eigenen Lebens, wie ihre mittlerweile überwundene Krebserkrankung, fließen in diesen höchst persönlichen Kontext ein und lassen sich vom aufmerksamen Betrachter erfühlen.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

 

1981-1994

Art Institute, Baghdad: yearly exhibition of young Iraquian artists, Parliament Bagdad

-The Spanish Cultural Center’s Art Exhibition,

-Iraqi Modern Art Museum, Baghdad -Istanbul Graphic Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey

-The First International Iraq Biennial, Baghdad

-The Contemporary Iraq Art Exhibition, Cyprus

-The Contemporary Iraq Art Exhibition \ Royal Cultural Center, Amman, Jordan

-Al Mehraz Biennial, Tunis

-The Contemporary Iraq Art Exhibition,   Rome, Italy & Kassel, Germany

Solo Exhibitions

1992

-A special world, Baghdad Art Institute, Iraq

1993

-The Kiss, Baghdad Art Institute, Iraq

1997

-De Balie, Amsterdam

2004

-Gallery Foresight, Amman, Jordan

-Aa-Kerk (Spotlights), Groningen

-SBK Amsterdam, price for best solo artist (Register     Amsterdam) -Tropenmuseum,

Amsterdam

2005

-Markt 5, Almere

-SBK Tilburg

2012

-Uhr Art Gallery Amman, Jordan

Group Exhibitions

1992

-Abaad Gallery, Amman, Jordan

1994

-Baladna Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2001

-De Rims Gallery, Colors & Ideas, Five Dutch Artists, Amsterdam

2002

-Kunst-in-Ahoy, Rotterdam

-Neumarkter Strasse, Munich, Germany 2003

-Galerie De Rooiperd, Enkhuizen

2004

-Plastic Art International Festival of Mahras, Tunisia

2005

-Plastic Art International Festival of Mahras, Tunisia

-Open Ateliers, Nieuwendam

-Open Ateliers, Nieuwmarkt

2006

-Alraveden Festival, Berlin, Germany

-Kunstkerk, Amsterdam

-Iman Ali & Abdullah, Munich, Germany

-Assilla Festival, Assilla, Marocco

2007

-Orangerie, Amstelpark, Amsterdam

-Artists for Freedom – Stem voor kunst, Amsterdam

-Noorder IJ Kunst Amsterdam

-Atelierroute Boven ’t IJ, Nieuwendam-Amsterdam

-Show your hope, The World in Amsterdam, the mobile global exhibition, Amsterdam

2009

-Galerie Windkracht Den Helder

2013

-Baghdad, Iraq

2014

-ArtCommunication, Amsterdam

2020

-Upcoming Dar al Alanda Gallery , Jordan

Collections & Auctions

Artworks of Iman Ali Khaled are represented in many business and private collections all over Europe and The Middle East (i.e. Ibrahimi Collection) and also sold at Bonham’s Auctions in London

Publicatie

Catalogus Iman Ali Khaled

Freedom to the Modern Perspective

-Silent Thunder-

Op YouTube 

Interview met Iman Ali Khaled