|The works of kuwiti artist Mahmoud Ashkanani vary in form and colour . Using an abstract style he attempts to create a world of uniqe colours . Expressed through warm and cool huse , Ashkananims themes range from the dramatic to the individualistic , and even to world issues - all without compromising the principles of the abstract . His works are neverentirely ambigous, as the shadows of buildings and individuals are always present to direct the viwerms throughts towards the work,s subject matter. Ashkanani continues to develop his work looking for new expressionsof colour and f0rm .|
Modern societies are Measured through cultural achievments such as literature , art, theatre and architecture , the Fine Arts are one of such pillars that are highly valued and respected . throughout the course of my career . by way of local and international ventures , I have sought to evlove my work. Whilst the devolopment of my practice is on going the focus of my current artistic process is the result of continous experimentation in techniques that have led me today to total abstraction .
The colours in my work are used as a form of languge , each with its own history and insight , shaped through fifty years of experience and understanding .
Interpreting my work is not as vague as it , may seem at first . As the viewer stands before my paintings they can move into their depth with open contemplation . They can be read as a whole and as a collection of reductive words through wich revelations of colour are formed.
The observer can find themselves in the position of deciphering and reconstructing the colours on the canvas , drawing connotations inherent in the depths of the work and interprenting it through their own sensibility.
The distinction of colour at colour at times helps increase the tension and contrasts within the piece , applied by way of smaller fragments and in their interaction throughout the composition as a whole . this allows for different visualizations within the same painting , a perpetual shift in perspective harmonised by the eye and mind . Constantly interacting with all these elements, individualy and as a whole inherently generates an aesthetic formula. This peocessm the painting reveals its artistic truth.
I was born in Kuwait city in 1949 and graduated from Teachers College in 1969 with a degree in Fine Arts Education. I have developed interest in fine arts with its various fields. I have practices and specialized in several fine arts specializations such as sculpting, pottery, water, oil, and aclyric colors painting. During the last thirty years I have taught fine arts studies in elementary, intermediate, and secondary schools.
I have participated in many local, regional, and international exhibitions, among most recent The Cairo 10th International Biennale 2006,Asian Art Biennale Bangladish 2008.First Luxor International Painting Symposium 2008. Berlin International Exhibition 2006, and The Kuwaiti Culture Week in Algeria 2007.Many of my works have been acquired by The Amiri Diwan, The Amir's Official Residence (Head of State), Council of Ministers, as well as many Kuwaiti individuals. My current interest now is in aclerilic painting. All my painting certifyed and registerd by( National Fine Art Title Rrgistration - USA )
- - Fine Arts International Association - Paris
- - Kuwaiti Fine Arts Society
- - Asia Handcrafts League
- Dyslexia International Society
Mahmoud Ashkanani's Guestbook
Mr. Mahmood you are a great Artist wish that you keep going with this great art work ..
(Easa Mohammad, 4 March 2007)