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Naser Agha

Naser Agha Visual Artist

Naser Agha is a visual artist from Syria. With his eye-catching, colourful and dreamy paintings, his work expresses the bond between painting and poetry, often with inspiration from the architectural structures of the city of Bremen, Germany and Aleppo, Syria.

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Naser Agha
Germany / Syria
Visual Artist

The artist

'Art always open the gates of the soul to search for questions that preoccupied mankind for salvation'.

-Naser Agha

Naser Agha (b. 1961) is a visual artist from Syria and currently living and working in Bremen, Germany. For Naser, art has always been a powerful mode of communication across borders. Through his emotive and beautiful canvases, Naser has represented Syria locally and globally in a great number of galleries. His artwork usually starts from reality and finish in abstract and dreamy expressions with a touch of nostalgia of the past. The bright colours catches the eye immediately, carried by the rhythm of architectural elements. Another inspiration in Naser's work is poetry in which lyric and musical harmonies are visible in the colourful compositions. He also addresses topics such as the dangerous power of the sea and motives of women and motherhood.

'Art is the most important bridge, a real contact with every day life and to be able to produce society' - Naser Agha

Having experienced war, art is a way for Naser to discover the soul and to liberate it from its torments. Through his works he wishes to represent Syrians' deep-rooted will of never giving up. 'Syria is my biggest pain. It is all my body and soul. It is my homeland ... Everything has changed now. My soul is wounded and tired of the never-ending suffering of my country'.

Since 1992, Naser has been exhibiting around the world and he has won several local and international awards.

'As an artist one looks for beauty, which is why it is difficult to live in the reality of war and terrorism. The artist only finds refuge in dreams and imagination'- Naser Agha

Selected exhibitions

"Between Orient and Occident", Gallery 149 (2021), Bremen, Germany

Art15 Gallery (2016), Bremen, Germany

Nis Art Gallery (2015), Istanbul, Turkey

Gallery of the Syrian Cultural Center (2010), Madrid, Spain

Gallery of the Syrian Cultural Center (2010), Paris, France

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