Country of birth
Country of residence
Fahar Al Salih, of Iraqi origin, lives in Karlsruhe, Germany pursuing his artistic production from his atelier / The cultural diversity of his heritage is the basis for his artistic expression - presenting simple scenes from Baghdad's life in a distinctive atmosphere / His abstract series "Shelter” symbolizes a protective shell from the physical threats of outside influences as well as a shelter for the soul / Fahar has lived and produced his art around Europe – gaining international recognition through his numerous group and solo exhibitions across Germany and the rest of Europe /
2016 BMW-World, Munich, Germany
2015 Action Paintings, Galerie Atelier 12, Karlsruhe, Germany
2014 Sponges, Galerie 38, Karlsruhe, Germany
2014 Atelier 12 „Art to go“, Karlsruhe, Germany
2014 Shelter , Galerie Atelier 12, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013 New Works, Galerie 38, Karlsruhe, Germany
2013 Herbert-Weisenburger-Stiftung, Rastatt, Germany
2012 The Opening, Vollack, Karlsruhe, Germany
2014, Atelier 12 „Art to go“, Karlsruhe, Germany
Karlsruhe, London, Vienna, Bruxelles, Miami and Los Angeles
Masterclass Professor Hermann Nitsch
2 yrs. Professor Markus Lüpertz,
2 yrs. Jerry Zeniuk
I will always be learning and exchanging with other great Artists. The cultural diversity of my heritage is the basic for my way of artistic expression, like the “Baghdad Blues” photo & painting series, presenting simple scenes from Baghdad’s life in a special atmosphere. As well as the abstract series “Shelter ” which symbolize a protective shell from threatening outside influences.
There is always an abstract roof or a hut form in each work from this series surrounded by an uneasy weather, and sometimes a protective mountain can be seen behind the shelter.
This Series I have been doing since 2009 represents a Roof which can be a roof of a house, hut, temple, church, mosque or anywhere where our souls can find a shelter from the storms of our everyday life.