One of the paintings by Iraqi artist Falah Al Saeedi on display at the virtual exhibition “Prism” launched by Katara.
Distinct texture and color composition stand out in the paintings by Iraqi artist Falah Al Saeedi shown in a virtual exhibit titled “Prism” launched by the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) on its website.
Al Saeedi’s amazing color layering and the use of geometric patterns result in highly intricate timeless works, similar to classic paintings by masters. With varied subjects, from Arabian stallions to mounted warriors, the paintings are a visual treat that exudes Al Saeedi’s unique style and technical expertise that the artist has mastered over more than three decades of artistic practice. prolific.
Born in Babil, Iraq, Al Saeedi lived there until 2004, when he had to leave his country to settle in Amman, Jordan. Beginning his journey in painting at the age of eight, the artist showed exceptional talent allowing him to attend the Iraqi Institute of Art during his after-school hours, further encouraging his remarkable work. He graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts with honors. He became a member of the Union of Iraqi Artists and the Society of Iraqi Visual Artists.
His first solo exhibition was held at the Hall of the Institute of Fine Arts in 1995. As demand for his work increased, he left his country and settled in Amman where he organized numerous exhibitions as that famous artist.
His art is very appreciated because it “reflects his ability to transform reality with all its contradictions into a harmonious place and time framed on a canvas”. This is not the first time that Al Saeedi has appeared in a Katara exhibition. In 2019, his works selected from the Sheikh Fahad Bin Saoud Al Thani collection were presented in an exhibition organized on the occasion of the celebration of the Qatar National Day.
“Prism” is the 11th art exhibition presented virtually by Katara and follows on from the virtual group exhibition “Fine Arabic Calligraphy” which features six Turkish artists and was organized in cooperation with Turkish Cultural Center Yunus Emre in Doha.
Other virtual exhibitions Katara launched included “Portraits” featuring 29 works by veteran Qatari portrait painter Eman Al Sulaiti, “Fashionable Women” featuring 12 paintings by Indian artist Surabhi, “Trace” featuring abstract paintings by Qatari artist Jawaher Al Mannai inspired by sculptures found in archaeological sites in northern Qatar, “The Unreachable Mirage” featuring 20 paintings by Qatari artist Masoud Al Bulushi which depict portraits of women wearing traditional face coverings, and “Heritage” featuring works by Hassan Bu Jassoum reflecting important aspects of Qatari culture and heritage. Katara’s virtual exhibits also include “Patches” by contemporary Syrian artist Hadi Qasous featuring 16 paintings that incorporate calligraphy and stunning colors and shapes, “Culture Collision” by Hassan Taleb Alsalat which features 14 interesting works of art which place famous cartoon characters in a Gulf setting, “The Result” by Fatima Al Nuaimi which features 19 acrylic on canvas works that reflect both unforeseen and expected results, and “Al Taybeen” by Ali Dasmal Al Kuwari which focuses on 17 realistic paintings depicting traditional objects and Qatari architecture