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Sina ATA
Sina ATA

First Home

Mixed media on paper

24x57 cm

2016

exh.23

Sina ATA

Going Somewhere

Mixed media on wood

34x48 cm

2016

exh.40

Sina ATA

Distant Memory 1

Mixed media on wood

80x120 cm

2016

exh.14

Sina ATA

Untitled

Acrylic on cardboard

70x90 cm

2008

SA4

Sina ATA

Untitled

Acrylic on paper

35x35 cm

2005

SA3

Sina ATA

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

45x60 cm

2003

SA2

Sina ATA

Untitled

Acrylic on canvas

45x60 cm

2003

SA1

Iraqi writer and critic Jabra Ibrahim Jabra once described Sina Ata’s work as “the painting of paradox,” referring to the sharp contrast between the neat, refined surfaces of his paintings and the turmoil of memories which have not ceased to haunt him throughout his career.

 

Memory, as Sina describes it in one of his poems, is “like a barbed wire / giving away its borders at times / and at times reluctant … it spits you out exploding…/ to reside somewhere / between your head and your heart / and you / the eternal refugee.”

 

An Iraqi born in the US, Sina Ata has held fourteen solo exhibitions in Amman, Baghdad, Bahrain, Dubai and London. His work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions in a number of Arab countries as well as in Switzerland, the UK and the USA. Sina’s work is held at the British Museum, London. He currently lives and works in Amman.

 

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