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Shaiban Ahmed has a flair for telling intricate and vibrant stories in his images. He has shifted from the impressionist style of his earlier work to a more of expressionist and cubist realm in more recent years. Sparse use of color dominates his more recent work. Shaiban exercises meticulous care 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