Dream

Medium: mixed technique on paper Dimensions: 19.7 H X 25.6 W (inches) Framed: Price: $2,000

Signed by the artist on lower left.

Ramzi Ghotbaldin


Ramzi Ghotbaldin was born 1955 in Kurdistan. As a small child, Ramzi was immersed in the world of art and photography by his photographer grandfather. His early exposure to beautiful images inspired a deep desire to fulfill his own destiny as an artist. Ramzi trained at the Institute of Fine Art in Bagdad, and adopted Paris as his official home in 1990.

Ramzi’s evocative artworks are fueled by his memories and vivid imagination. He creates a mysterious world of color and texture by skillfully manipulating layers of pastels and oil paint. Ramzi’s haunting images have received praise by critics in Paris and beyond. He has been recognized with a special solo exhibition at the State Museum of Vienna, and his works have been exhibited in Paris, Rome, Vienna, and Tokyo.



Artist Reviews:


"His language is rooted in a collective and individual memory which recall solitary walks in the mountains, ambushes at night along the steep paths, vigils during which the elders tell stories that no longer exist... but also magician, healer in remote villages without landmarks on maps…The pastel is the medium through which Ramzi Ghotbaldin transmits the magic of his universe".

- Lydia Harambourg, "The Gazette Drouot", Paris, 17 March 2000. Historian and art critic Lydia Harambourg is author of the book L'Ecole de Paris which received the Prix de Joest of the Academy of Fine Arts in 1993.

RAMZI GHOTBALDIN EXHIBITIONS:

2008 Galerie de l’Hermitage, Le Touquet, France
Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, USA
“Décentrisme”, Exposition in Poland & Germany

2007 Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, USA

2006 Solo Exhibition: Gallery Claudine Legrand, Paris
Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, USA
“L’étrange”, Callu Mérite Gallery, Issy les Moulineaux

2005 Solo Exhibition: Gallery Bouchindhomme, Lille
Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, USA

2004 Claudine Legrand gallery, Paris
Le Castel gallery, Lille (Sept-Oct 2004)
“Foreigner in the city”, Institut Kurde de Paris
Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, USA
“Milked Rare”, Callu Mérite Gallery, Issy-les-Moulineaux

2003 Solo Exhibition: Gallery Claudine Legrand, Paris
Hrefna Jonsdottir Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, USA
Claudine Legrand gallery, Paris
“White Exhibition” Tokyo, Japan
“Work of the fortnight”, College Langevin, Champigny

2002 Solo Exhibition: State Museum of Vienna, Austria
Solo Exhibition: Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
Solo Exhibition: Cultural Center "les 3 Epis", Brive

2001 Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
"80 drawings to XXe", Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris

2000 Solo Exhibition: Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
ART PARIS, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

1999 Solo Exhibition: Contemporary Art Center, St-Cyprien
“13ème SAGA” (FIAC Edition), Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
Art Paris, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris

1998 Solo Exhibition: House of Berry, Issoudun, France
“Halabja”, Kurdish Institute of Paris
“12ème SAGA” (FIAC Edition), Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
Gallery Créatys, Montélimar, France
Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
Europ’Art 98, European Contemporary Art Exhibition

1997 Solo Exhibition: Gallery Gery Spriet, Bondues-Lille
ST'ART 97, Contempory Art Fair of Strasbourg, France
Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris (Jan 31- Feb 3)
XVIème Angers Exhibition, Anjou, France
"Partage", Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
"Pléiade of Chistmas", Gallery Gery Spriet, Bondues-Lille

1996 “Nudes: Yesterday and today”, Gallery Callu Mérite
Solo Exhibition: “Discovery”, Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris
Solo Exhibition: “News works” Gallery Callu Mérite, Paris

1995 Solo Exhibition: Cultural Center « La Clef », Paris

1992 Generation 95, Forum of Cholletes, Sarcelles
Gallery La Séranne, Montpellier, France
Hall of International Conference Center, Paris
Artists House of Graz, Austria

1991 “Artists in town”, Sarcelles, France
“Painters”, Albi, France
“Art Show Mosaic”, Gallery Wazemmes, Lille, France
Castle of Baillen, Condé
House’s Associations of Paris, Paris

1990 Solo Exhibition: Albi, France
Hall UVA 18 and AAPKF, Paris
Kurdish Institute, Paris




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