Halim Al-Karim | the artist
Born 1963, Najaf, Iraq.
Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, USA.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
Iraqi artist Halim Al-Karim underwent a harrowing experience during the first Gulf War. Opposing Saddams regime and its compulsory military service he took to hiding in the desert, living for almost 3 years in a hole in the ground covered by a pile of rocks. He survived only through the assistance of a Bedouin woman who brought him food and water and taught him about gypsy customs and mysticism. Al-Karim has since emigrated to America, however, these events have had a profound effect on his life and form the basis for his art practice.