About Nedim Kufi
Full time contemporary Iraqi-Dutch multidisciplinary visual artist lives and works in the Netherlands since 1994. He was born in Bagdad 1962. In 2002 he graduated with his Art education as multimedia graphic designer – HKU Utrecht. Through his journey between east and west in Life and dream, always Nedim Kufi trying to visualize his message intellectually, considering Bore, mistakes and damages are the most powerful inspiring drive and emphasizing on the gradual change of time during the course of the day with the intensity of emptiness.
In general he behaves as “perfumer” the “virtual character” created during 20 years of experimenting whom combining Nature elements into own method of understanding the new personal vocabulary in his core subject of his art.
As experimental his conceptual minimalist works bridge Middle Eastern culture with the Western world, through repetition of motifs and themes with a historical dimension and cultural identity references such as Islamic art and Iraqi heritage of the displaced. Yet his work remains universal, beyond the concept of identity and belonging, a way for him to share his passion embedded in a message of peace.
“Living in the Netherlands and embracing its nature literally means living with a constant change, every moment has a unique color of its own and that enriches my imagination. The countless mixture of colors within one day, it is like having 24 seasons in just 24 hours!”.