Ahman Nawash

Ahman Nawash
Library Shelf Location 18.NAWA
Publication Date 2008

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Ahmad Nawash Ahmad Na’wash was fourteen years old when he was forced with his family to leave his native village of ‘Ain Karem... Overnight, the young Na’wash had to abandon the security of his ancestors' home and village after it fell under fire. Together the members of his family and fellow villagers were overwhelmed by panic. After days of walking, they finally reached Jericho and from there each family sought its ultimate safety beyond the Jordan River. In Jordan, Na’wash was to begin a life filled with trepidation, doubt, grief, and protracted waiting for a return back home.

As soon as the young artist found in drawing and painting his means of self-expression and throughout his maturation as a visual artist, all his works appeared to reflect the traits of an absurd world of beings that was possessed by the horrific images that were first etched in the mind of that village boy. His obsession with his own way of telling and his obstinate persistence may unlock the secret to his career, for through his distinctive representational language, Na’wash managed to construct a narrative panorama that embodied the subliminal experience of a personal nightmare. Through visual expression, Na’wash never stops to weave narratives that recount a child’s earliest experiences of panic, loss and the irremediable state of despair. Kamal Boullata (excerpts)

Quantity 1
Pages 99 pages
Format Paperback
Publisher Darat al Funun, Amman, Jordan
Related Artist Ahmad Nawash
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Languages English, Arabic

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