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Ahmed Al Safi
احمد الصافي

Al Diwaniyah, Iraq
Nationality Iraqi
Education Fine Arts Academy, Baghdad
Known for Sculpture

Ahmed Al Safi (Arabic: احمد الصافي, born 1971) is an Iraqi sculptor and painter.

Life and career

Al Safi was born in Al Diwaniyah, Iraq.

He studied sculpture at the Fine Arts Academy in Baghdad. He won the Ismail Fatah Al Turk Prize for young sculptors in 2000.

Al Safi's art reflects the concerns of a generation of Iraqi artists in the 1990s who were living through a time of international embargo and homeland dictatorship. Throughout the period of the embargo, Al Safi made sculptures and paintings in his Baghdad studio, his work collected by foreign diplomats and other visitors from the West, as well as collectors from the Middle East.

Known for his attenuated figures cast in bronze, Al Safi's representations of men strive to fly, leap or balance on precarious perches, perhaps reflecting the complex moral balancing act required of so many Iraqis during Saddam Hussein's murderous reign. His work also uses themes from ancient Mesopotamian culture, including agrarian and fishing motifs. Al Safi has lived in France since 2005.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Ahmed Al Safi para niños

  • Iraqi art
  • Islamic art
  • List of Iraqi artists
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