Muatasim Al Kubaisy
Mu’atasim is an Iraqi Visual Artist, from Mesopotamia, born in 1968 and graduated from Fine Art Academy- University of Baghdad in 1991.
One of his favorite themes is the horse, carefully placed in the cultural and social context of the Arabic world. His work goes beyond the apparent representation of the form: Body features, garments, marks and postures, imply an inner underlying power of emotion and spirit, open to interpretation. The artist manipulates forms, materials and textures, revealing subtle emotional states and deeper levels of psyche.
A member of Iraqi Fine Artists Association, he gained the First Award of Young Artists 2005 in Baghdad. His first solo exhibition was in Paris M-Gallery in 2004 while the second was in Dubai XVA-Gallery in 2008. His third solo exhibition was in Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation in 2009. He participated in many joint exhibitions held in Iraq, UAE and France. Among his key achievements are: the gold-plated ceramic mural to the late H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may God have mercy upon him) in Al Ain Museum; Al Hosn Roundabout in Umm Al-Quwain, and many horse statutes of different sizes for Shadwel Arabian Horses Farm in addition to many horse statutes in other private farms in the Emirate of Dubai. He currently works as a professor of Pottery and Sculpture at Sharjah Collections of The Art.