Natiq Al Alousi

Natiq Al Alousi

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

About Natiq Al Alousi

Short CV:
I am an Iraqi artist resident in the UAE holding a Bachelor degree in fine art and a winner of many awards and certificates of appreciation through my participations in numerous solo and group exhibitions in many countries of the world. I have produced many statues, monuments and murals in important sites and palaces inside and outside Iraq, one of which is the flag of the Mother of Battles (Om Al Maarek) in the Martyr Monument in Baghdad. I served as the Director of the Ministry of Culture's bronze foundry in Iraq as well as of the Presidential Court and headed the Department of sculpture at the Institute of Culture and Folklore

My background:
I belong to an artistic environment that goes back in old eras to more than 6000 years represented in the art of Mesopotamia- the land between two rivers- ( Babylonian, Sumerian and Assyrian). Each time I study and watch the symbols of these eras, I find myself slipping to my studio to extract from my unconscious my materials and practice my passion in art as a ritual ceremony which is a stimulator from which I depict my continuous emotions.

About my Art:
My artistic style is manifested in my very delicately sculpted art focusing on capturing the essence of beauty of graceful slender bodies in motion to flow and reveal the intrinsic expressionist energy of their soft and rapid movements and emotions. Most of the transient details of these bodies have been mindfully hidden and minimalized; however they retain a sensitive expressive energy that emits gleams of beautiful meaningful emotions reflecting deep passionate unspoken dialogue between a lover and a loved one, another dialogue between a lover and his eternal dream and one more between the myself and my work attempting to make the hard substance compliant to discover where beauty resides in these lively moves of the slender bodies.

Education

Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts: FineArtsCollege - Baghdad - Iraq
Diploma in Fine Arts: FineArtsCollege–Baghdad - Iraq
Diploma Certificate – Sculptors Forum - Budapest

Events

I have participated in numerous competitions and Art Festivals through I won awards and certificates of recognitions including;
Awards:
Silver Medal – First Youth Exhibition - Iraq - 1985
Recognition Award – Al Wasiti Festival _ Iraq - 1985
Recognition Award – Golden Street Festival - Kuwait - 1985
Diploma Certificate – MiniatureSculptors Assembly – Budapest - 1999
Recognition Award – Arab Sculptors Assembly
Recognition Award – Sharjah International Festival - U.A.E.
Recognition Award – Yawm Al Fan Exhibitions

Contests& Participations:
Mandili’s Bride Memorial - Iraq - 1983
Martyrs’ Memorial Court– Baghdad – Iraq - 1997
Glorious Iraqi Women Memorial –Iraq -2002
The Last Aggression Memorial - Iraq - 2006
Konooz 3rd Fine Art Exhibition & Auction run by Bonham - U.K. - 2017

Exhibitions

I have participated in numerous joint and solo exhibitions inside and outside Iraq. Countries include, Jordan, U.A.E., Germany, U.K., Hungary, and K.S.A. The master list of exhibitions are listed hereunder;
1) Youth Festival – Riyadh - Saudi Arabia - 1983
2) Iraqi Fine Artists Association Exhibition - Baghdad – Iraq –1985-2002
3) First Iraqi Youth’s Exhibition – Baghdad – Iraq - 1985
4) Al Wasiti Festival/ National Museum for Modern Arts/Al Rasheed Gallery – Baghdad - Iraq - 1985
5) First, Second & Third Baghdad Festival/ Art Center – Baghdad – Iraq –1986, 1988 & 2001
6) Golden Street Festival – Kuwait - Kuwait -1987
7) Eight in Dialogue Exhibition – Hiwar Gallery –Baghdad – Iraq -1995
8) First Arab Sculptors Assembly – Jarash - Jordan - 1996
9) First Personal Exhibition – Al Orfali Gallery – Baghdad – Iraq - 1996
10) Sharjah International Festival – Sharjah - U.A.E. – 1999
11) Horoscopes Towers Exhibition – Al Meezan Gallery– Baghdad-Iraq - 1999
12) Miniature Sculptures Exhibition – Budapest Gathering - 1999
13) Exhibition of the Eight – Al Meezan Gallery -2001
14) Sharjah International Festival – Sharjah - U.A.E. –2001
15) Second Personal Exhibition– Dar Al Anda Gallery –Amman – Jordan - 2002
16) Exhibition of the Eighties – Al Aathir Gallery – Baghdad – Iraq - 2002
17) Third Personal Exhibition – Dar Al Anda Gallery – Amman – Jordan 2006
18) First Qibab Exhibition –Qibab Art Gallery – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E. 2007
19) First Mesopotamia Art Exhibition – Qibab Art Gallery – Abu Dhabi – U.A.E. – 2008
20) 3X5 Iraqi Sculpture Experiences Exhibition – Orfali Gallery – Amman – Jordan -2011
21) 10 Artists 5 Continents Exhibition – Haumage Gallery – Steinen– Germany - 2012
22) Etihad Colours - Etihad Gallery - Abu Dhabi - U.A.E. – 2013
23) Sharjah Summer Art 6 Exhibition ‘Recycling Theme’ –Diba Alhosn – U.A.E. – 2015
24) Experiences in Iraqi Sculpting (Tribute to Ayad Hamed) – Al Anda Gallery – Amman – Jordan - 2016
25) Oriental Visions - Al Owais Cultural Foundation - Dubai - U.A.E. - 2016
26) Konooz 3rd Fine Art Exhibition and Auction - London - U.K. - 2017