Although best known as a painter, Jumaily is also an accomplished designer and a published author. Regardless of the form of his art, Jumaily’s works are characterized by their depth and philosophical nature. Memory and nostalgia are recurring themes in his paintings, as they are also frequent plots that he explores in his writings. His inclination towards nostalgia can be attributed to a sense of belonging that he has often craved through his moving from country to country.
Symbols are devices that his paintings employ in most instances. In Jumaily’s own words: “painting is an opportunity to emote”. The art which he offers is a depiction of the ongoing chaos that the peoples of this region have experiences in the last two decades.
Saddam Jumaily was born in Basra, Iraq in 1974. Jumaily currently lives & works in Amman, Jordan.
Bio data provided by artist and edited by Abdulah Al-Ghoul at Dar Al-Anda