Jafar Islah (b.1946) has spent his life as true world citizen having lived, studied and worked between Kuwait, India, Indonesia, the US, France, India, Indonesia, Denmark, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. His work effortlessly dialogues between a myriad of cultures—rejecting any specific artistic medium or movement.
Jafar Islah has created an impressive lifetime of artwork that transcends the increasingly narrow limitations that “the art world” imposes when defining contemporary artists by a specific style. It is because of this revolutionary freedom of spirit and not in spite of it that Jafar Islah is able in the time immediately following the Gulf War to represent Kuwait in such a unique and inimitable way—his works celebrated both inside the country and outside of the country, placed throughout the world in a number of public spaces. His ability to transition effortlessly between cultures is reflected in his works, and the joy of travel is inherently present in his visual language.
Exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue and will continue until 24th of March, 2012
SAYIN BURKU says
thank you for this exhibition.different than others.ART IS POVER.
Vivianne Zahr Saady says
I am so sorry to have missed this awsome exibition I see your thinking in all your work and in each painting I see your lovely heart in its colors …really beautiful.
Vivianne Zahr Saady
Dennis M. Tuomala / California says
Hi Jeff……Remember me? It’s been a long time since UC Berkeley and my Gallery in Fort Bragg… I just saw all the information on you and your work but haven’t found any way to contact you. If you get this please drop me an email; I look forward to making contact with you after all these years.