Interview with Ali Al-Ezzi
Born in Baghdad 1985. Ali Al-Ezzi is an artist & writer Member of IASAS (International Association of Synaesthetes, Artists, and Scientists).
Could you please introduce yourself and tell us how you started in the arts? and your first experience in art making?
Multimedia artist and writer I started with art and writing since the age of 7 but my professional beginning was in 2003 especially at the 13th of August from the same year when my first painting " Baghdad " was finished, since then till now, I'm still continuing with the magical world of writing and art.
How would you describe yourself and your artwork?
In beginning of my art career, I tried to separate the characters of my revolutionary personality but I totally failed in that you can say my artworks whether if they were paintings or photography works from the first sight you will not like it because it's got nothing to do with anything that people used to see in paintings or photography works but after they will fall in love with it.
In 2018 you published your first novel" Expired " could you please explain us more about the book ?
" Expired " is my first novel I can describe it as a very loud scream against everything that's sabotaging the human entity and destroying his rights in living the way that suitable for him, and also about the difficulties that face the Iraqi women in general in the society starting from their own relationship with their families till their relation with the man also about the absolute absence of law in the local society and how people depend on themselves to protect themselves and the sexual extortion either through social media or in actual life and about the changes that faced the Iraqi society during the last decade " Expired " based on true events my second novel will be a shock for everyone who will read it it's about the hazards of social media in our daily life and how they could be a fatal weapon against us.
Where do you get your inspiration from ?
From nature and from the mystery of the night when it falls on vintage cities also from the ruined places
What emotions do you hope the viewers experience when looking at your art?
Many emotions at the same time especially if their emotions were contrasts with each other this contrast will enrich the artwork.
When do you know that artwork is finished?
When I put in it all what I want to say or to express about in it.
What has been the most exciting moment in your art career so far?
Insertion my name and my signature alongside the names of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Claude Monet and Marc Chagall in one auction
when one of my artworks was exhibited alongside the artworks of the greatest artists that I mentioned above in one art auction which was held in Kodner auction house in 2015.
How long does it take to produce one work?
It depends sometimes in 20 minutes I produce artwork and sometimes it takes from me months to do so.
What exciting projects are you working on right now? Can you share some of the future plans for your artwork ?
Now I'm working on my upcoming 4th solo exhibition I hope to hold it either in Europe or in North America.
Do you have any upcoming events or exhibitions we should know about ?
My upcoming participation will be in the ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0, it will take place in Zurich. From August 15th to 19th, 2019 the ARTBOX.PROJECT Zurich 1.0 will be part of the SWISS ART EXPO
Where do you see your art going in five years ?
In all over the whole world.