Saleh Al-Najara Born in 1968 Khanaqin
Member of the Iraqi Plastic Society Member of the Jordanian Plastic Association First Personal Exhibition Khanaqin 1980 Public Library Hall Second Personal Exhibition Baghdad 1990 Liberation Hall. Third Personal Exhibition Jordan 1997 Hall of the Royal Cultural Center. Iraqi Contemporary Art Exhibition, Iraqi Plastic Society Hall, Baghdad, 1993. Exhibition of Contemporary Iraqi Art Hall of the Arts Oman 1993. Exhibition of the group of the two artists on the Hall of the gallery / Baghdad 1994. Iraqi Contemporary Art Exhibition on the Royal Cultural Center Hall Amman, 1997. Joint Exhibition of the Group of Jordanian Plastic Artists / Spring Festival / Jordan 1998. Exhibition of the Plastic Art Week of the Jordanian Plastic Association at the Jordan Association Hall 1999 Joint exhibition with the artists group at the Dialogue Hall 2002 | Baghdad . First prize in a competition for plastic arts in Sulaymaniyah 2007. Exhibition of Plastic Society Diyala 2008. Exhibition of the Fine Arts Association 2014 Exhibition of the Diyala Fine Arts Association 2018 Exhibition Group in Dubai, Egypt, Taiwan, Jordan, Britain and India. She has received numerous awards and accolades
The artist Saleh Al-Najjar, whose art is a refugee and freedom, is capable of presenting the subject, cohesive formation and constant renewal. The latter is not only knowledge and culture, experience based on experimentation, but also the ability to combine depth and simplicity in his artistic works. He is an integrated world that combines all the contradictions of the world, with its sorrow, joys and moments of happiness stolen from the age of time. It is the humanitarian attitude that makes room for Welcome to the Freedom, and the future.. It is not surprising that his paintings are characterized by the totality of the faces with a number of characteristics, most notably, spontaneity, simplicity and seductive sensations, and passionate emotion, and also reveal the sequences of fear and defection, to reveal the faces of tormented. He talks about the human content in his paintings, touching the artists culture, abilities and skills.
It it not surprising that the artist presents the carpenter in his new experience, ideas, and lines that reflect the state of conscience and its deep human side.. Where the faces and heads, which are filled with irony full of fears and tragedies surfaces of his paintings, and became forms and expressions different, able to convey what the artist wants.
The architecture of the plastic building also encourages you in this experiment, and encourage you to build it based on the distribution of the faces, whether facing, side, or upside down, which are often repetitive and accidental, This repetition aims at exploring the depths of the human psyche.
But what distinguishes these faces, some of which came on the ground yellow and red, the absence of features; where the artist Najjar to blur details, whether acrylic works , or graphic or the newspaper or the cloth of gauze.. Where the latter employed the serve the subject, when he Cut and loosen the gauze in the forma of a head with repetition of the process… After sticking on top of each other, the head element appeared through the shadows of gauze layers, and the cloth, whether in red or gray.
The recruitment of numbers and letters, along with storytelling and collage, gave the artistic work an imaginative atmosphere that reflected many meanings and connotations. This group, which represents collage, relied on harmony and harmony, and on the fast free line to capture the emotion, Light in the service of its silhouette elements. He did not use shadows as dark space, but as a colour value. So some of its elements appeared in this experiment, surrounded by a luminous colour space sometimes, and sometimes darker.
And before we conclude, we note that the composition in his paintings came Metzna nad cohesive construction, this was achieved by the distribution of blocks in a balanced manner in the vacuum paintings.. Colors come harmonious, harmonious, and combines the warm, cold and distributed regularly in all parts of the paintings.. The color balance, as it is proportional to the theme of paintings, The artist has been in harmony, between the elements of form, and the content of his paintings.
Finally, the work of the carpenter in this experiment reflects a state of compassion with its deep human side, It confirms that he is a new artist, an innovator in the work, a researcher and a constant experimenter in technology, using methods through the use of materials and the tools necessary to complete the artwork. Technology, interferes with its creative process.
Dr. Ghazi Anem
Critics and plastic artist from