Sufyan Jalal, from Withering
Sufyan Jalal (b. 1984) is an artist living and working in Slemani, Kurdish Region of Iraq. He graduated with his undergraduate degree in painting from College of Fine Art, University of Sulaimani, in 2016. He currently teaches art. Sufyan’s first solo exhibition, Withering, was in 2019. His art medium includes varieties of materials like hay, grass, leaf, twig, soil, mud, corn and orange peels, and acrylic on canvas. Sufyan’s work focuses on themes of decaying within the context of cultural, social and political space. He explores topics of place and presence.