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Exhibition Detail
MATRIX 165
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103


September 6th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Opening: 
September 6th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
, Ahmed AlsoudaniAhmed Alsoudani
© Courtesy of the artist & Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
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Alsoudani’s tumultuous paintings imagine the horrific experiences of the current war in Iraq. In actuality, the artist grew up in that country during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988) before fleeing to America in 1999. The chaotic imagery of Alsoudani’s large-scale canvases reveals violence, devastation and carnage in wildly active compositions. In a technique using equal parts vibrantly-colored acrylic paint and expressive charcoal drawing, distorted figures and grotesque beasts emerge from surreal landscapes that communicate a universal understanding of human conflict and infinite suffering.


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