In a Few Words
Born In: Basra, Iraq
Lives In: Stockholm, Sweden
Background: Taoun's exile has transformed him into a painter unbound by conventions, redefining art and embracing material painting.
Style & Media: An exploration of profound connections between color, form, and the art of storytelling.
Themes: Jafer Taoun's journey is marked by migration, a theme that he revisits regularly.
In a Few More Words
Jafer Taoun's artistic journey began amidst the chaos of war, prompting his migration from Iraq to seek new horizons. Exile transformed him into a painter unbound by conventions, redefining art and embracing material painting. His works break traditional rules, featuring dramatic, abstract compositions rich in color and mystery.
Taoun's paintings are a harmonious blend of abstract and figurative elements, captivating viewers with their flat yet vibrant forms. Exhibiting globally, his art remains a dynamic experience, challenging the confines of painting and leaving an indelible mark on the art world.
Explore the captivating world of Jafer Taoun's material paintings and discover the profound connections he creates between color, form, and the art of storytelling.
1983 French Culture Center, Baghdad, Iraq
1995 Konstrummet, Arlöv, Sweden
2006 Gallery Ur, Malmö, Sweden
2018 Artists Association Gallery, Basra, Iraq
2001 Internationella Biennale, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004 Kulturen i Lund, Sweden
2017 Malmö Festival, Malmö, Sweden