"Mind of Mud "
The Fine Arts and Design Department at LIU Saida campus organized:- “Mind of Mud” which is an analog animation workshop by International Artist Nedim Kufi exploring material and movement.
The workshop took place on Thursday the 11th of January 2018 in B1. Attended by Faculty, Students and Alumni. This workshop is part of Bilarabic Design Festival where the output of the workshop will be showcased.
About NEDIM KUFI
Nedim was born in Bagdad. Since 1994 he residing and working permanently in the Netherlands as multidisciplinary visual artist. Kufi completed his education (graphic design and multimedia) with distinction at the HKU in the Netherlands in 2002. As conceptual artist, he put his serious energy into many international events around the world. His work often compares Middle Eastern culture and European culture through images and thoughts vested in ambiguity and paradox. Kufi internationally seeks the gaps within rationality, similarity and contradiction. He is a strong believer in minimalism and through this he hopes to in fluence the audience’s perception through repetition and overlapping structures. He wishes to remind the viewers of their identities, cognition and social experiences. kufi’s recent works manifest the narration of cultural identity in a historical dimension. It’s been long journey with drawing and re-editing on the Islamic Art tradition of repetition and patterning, most of his work refers to that important influence, and expressing how he proud of it. In some cases in exchanges of populations and of corresponding art practices and techniques. He is truly influenced by (Andalusia- Al Hamra) the most beautiful inspiring place he ever visits as it is not only an art process but a way of life, style of life, he fostered the development of a distinctive method with his own unique artistic language. Practicing with 3d vision may help to find clear communication tool, He believes, for visualizing dreams; his virtual projects very often came across to his mind in order to bring that forms or models into reality as priority he considered his career as (researcher) or an inquisitive hardly looking for the fact of our emotions toward finding unique virtuoso language there must be an alphabet founded that visual artist can reach the other eyes with it, from here just his starting point of his Artistic message through bilingual visionary kufi trying all the time to share a common sky that now days all artists simply dealing with, it means globally he is getting involved not under any flag or any tent, the spirit of his work is totally open, daily changing upon mood or circumstances, its beyond the concept of identity or any other belonging good Art could solves problems, he strongly believes and should reflect as the river, interact as the earth, and mostly reacting as intimate friend in his case, Art is new information that honestly created with passion.