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Woman on TV

Size/50 x 50 cm
Price/$1,750

Untitled

Size/26 x 21 cm
Price/$450

Untitled

Size/26 x 21 cm
Price/$450

Untitled

Size/26 x 21 cm
Price/$450

Sitting Wolf

Size/60 x 80 cm
Price/$2,550

Golden Rolex

Size/75 x 50 cm
Price/$2,550

Amman

Size/50 x 50 cm
Price/$1,750

To See Through Me

Size/90 x 72 cm
Price/$3,100

The Mask

Size/90 x 72 cm
Price/$3,100

Corporate Punk

Size/90 x 72 cm
Price/$3,100

Untitled, Shelter Series

Size/20 x 28 cm
Price/$550

Untitled, Shelter Series

Size/20 x 28 cm
Price/$550

Untitled, Shelter Series

Size/28 x 20 cm
Price/$550

Untitled, Shelter Series

Size/20 x 28 cm
Price/$550

Ghareeb

Size/160 x 140 cm
Price/$5,900

The Story Behind

Size/130 x 150 cm
Price/$4,800

When I Was A Child

Size/120 x 100 cm
Price/$3,800

Fahar Al Salih

Birth Year

Country of birth

Country of residence

1964

Iraq

Germany

Artist’s Story

Fahar Al Salih, born in 1964 in Iraq, has been based in Germany since 2001 / The cultural diversity of his heritage is the basis for his artistic expression / His abstract series "Shelter” symbolizes a protective shell from the physical threats of outside influences but also represents a shelter for the soul / Al-Salih's running theme is home and homelessness - his concept reflects nomadic life and migration / He is mindful of the conflicts of cultures as he is of the overpopulation in the cities between public space and private retreat / Al-Salih initially developed the idea of individual tents and huts amidst wide landscapes or dense forests, away from civilization and within the framework of wide brush strokes, he consequently creates scenes with pastel brightness / Al Salih has lived and produced his art around Europe – gaining international recognition/

Full CV

Solo Exhibitions

2018 ‘The Dark Side’ solo show, contemp-rent Karlsruhe, Germany
2018 ‘To Blow a Rainbow’, solo show, contemp-rent, Karlsruhe, Germany
2017 A New Dimension, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria
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

Art Fairs

2018 One-Artist-Show, art Karlsruhe, Germany
2017 One-Artist-Show, art Karlsruhe, Germany
2014, Atelier 12 „Art to go“, Karlsruhe, Germany
2015 art3F, Lyon, France
2013 LA Art Show, Los Angeles, USA
2012 Affordable Art fair, Brüssel, Belgium
2012 art Bodensee, Germany
2009 art Karlsruhe, Germany

Participant in international group exhibitions across LA, Miami, London, Vienna
and Brussels

Part of several private collections and foundations such as Susanne Klatten (BMW-Owner) and Herbert-Weisenburger-Stiftung, Rastatt, Germany

Education

Masterclass Professor Hermann Nitsch
2 yrs. Professor Markus Lüpertz,
2 yrs. Jerry Zeniuk

Career Highlights

  • 2018 ‘The Dark Side’ solo show, contemp-rent Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2018 ‘To Blow a Rainbow’, solo show, contemp-rent, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2017 A New Dimension, solo show, Galerie G, Judenburg, Austria
  • 2016 BMW World, solo show, Munich, Germany
  • 2015 Action Paintings, solo show, Galerie Atelier 12, Karlsruhe, Germany

Artist Statement

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.

Series Statement

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.