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Mariwan Jalal

 Born in Kurdistan is a mixed media artist whose works reflects elements and stories from daily life and mirrors his Kurdish traditional and Status quo Mariwan artwork takes a critical view of social, political and cultural issues. Often referencing a back home history, my work explores the varying relationships between subject matter, environment. Having engaged subjects as diverse as the daily live and Confrontational, my work reproduces familiar visual and design signs, arranging them into new conceptually layered installations. While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.

I want to make work that is multi-level and conceptually, to bee understand in a variety of ways. ideally the viewer will recognize the flow and rhythm in the structure and surface all of my ceramics and printmaking. Visually, I intend  for the viewer to move in and out of each of my pieces exploring the paper and clay, their interactions with each other and negative spaces within each pieces my work is about the critical view of social and political issue.

Pattern and decoration is come as part of my second term, concentrating on make large skill print challenged with make a wallpaper as well wanted to be part of my ceramics work. Repetition is a key process in pattern making and manually repeating a shape. Pattern and decoration is an art of expansive surfaces, either literally expanding to include and fill the environment, or implying the possibility of infinite expansion through a surface which is visually unbounded and an aesthetic logic which suggests the possibility of infinite expansion 

While I use a variety of materials and processes in each work my methodology is consistent. Although there may not always be material similarities between the different projects they are linked by recurring formal concerns and through the subject matter. The subject matter of each body of work determines the materials and the forms of the work.