SADDAM MURAD

Much of the thought behind my work stems from early experiences of having grown up in the tribal areas of Swat and the politics that surround the region today. Visually, I translate this by creating fragmented figurative and abstract scenes, often painted in a dark monochromatic palette. Playing with ideas of privacy and intimacy, I position bodies close to each other, heightening silence, and portraying the physical emotions of vulnerability and desire.

– Sadam Murad, “Self Portrait”

Selected Works