Shaiban Ahmed has a flair for telling intricate and vibrant stories in his images. Over the years, he has shifted from the impressionist realm of his earlier works to a more expressionist-cubist one. Sparse use of color dominates his more recent works. Shaiban exercises meticulous care in drawing lines as a means of telling his stories of paradise lost.
Shaiban was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He attended the Baghdad Institute of Fine Arts where he obtained a Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting). He was the recipient of a 1987 UNESCO Award, as well as an Appreciation Award by the Center of Art in Baghdad in 1995. He executed a public fountain that was commissioned by the Municipality of Baghdad. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Jordan, Iraq and France.
Bio written by Abdulah Al-Ghoul at Dar Al-Anda