WALID SITI: LAND ON FIRE
LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM, LONDON
16 JULY–4 AUGUST 2008
“Land on Fire” is an exhibition of recent works by Walid Siti, an Iraqi-Kurdish painter and printmaker now based in Britain. His subjects are his experiences of war, exile, pain and loss. In his hauntingly beautiful, stylised images, rendered in muted, sombre tones, he portrays symbols and forms such as stones, fire, cubes and circles that express his quest for inner peace.
“Land on Fire” comprises images from two recent bodies of work, 'Family Ties' and 'Precious Stones'.