Ala Bashir: Recent work

Ala Bashir: Recent work

Saturday 15 May - Sunday 4 July 2010

In 2003 Ala Bashir escaped the horrors and causalities of war in Iraq, where he was a world-famous plastic surgeon and artist under Saddam Hussein's regime, to live in a suburb in Nottingham. In between high-profile visits to the US and the Middle East for exhibitions of his work, he quietly paints in his garage at home. Bashir still produces art that reflects the experiences of his working life in Iraq, expressing feelings and fears of anguish and resistance through semi-surreal paintings. This exhibition includes new work on his established theme of keys - keys of life, to open doors etc - and also his strikingly-beautiful single-line drawings.

 

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