Iraqi Artist Ayad Alkadhi's "Structure" Series
Ayad Alkadhi’s work focuses on cultural and political topics of Iraq and the Middle East. The work is mainly biographical and sometimes incorporates his painted image. His use of Arabic newspaper on mixed-media canvases, as well as his use of calligraphy, connects elements of traditional medium to contemporary art.
Born and raised in Baghdad, Alkadhi left Iraq for a better future after the first Gulf war. Alkadhi currently lives and works in New York City.