Salem Mathkour

Iraqi artist Salem Mathkour’s was born in the southern Iraq in the city of Al-Emarah He later moved to Aman Jordan where he began to exhibit his early efforts in painting. While there, he emerged as a celebrated teacher of painting and a notable new talent. In 1999 Salim moved to Qatar and has lived and worked from there ever since. 

His compositions  have a pure and dreamlike atmosphere.  In his work he searches for originality in texture and the general appearance of his paintings, which act as his signature and unique style.  His paintings contain pure feeling  and keen intuition combined with his high level of skill as a master painter.

Through his sensitivity and knowledge of Iraqi and international art he creates with a unique style, employing evocative textures and colours. Mathkour reflects the sensibility of his roots from the “Iraqi Village” but layers on that with a sense of beauty and profound understanding of his craft that allows him to create incredible masterpieces of fine art.  His watercolour works have been exhibited internationally in presentations as far away from the Middle East as Mexico and Canada.

Radiant Darkness Series