About The Work
Al Kubaisy luxuriously intends to import what one can call the (sophistication) of deliberate and insolent terror and intimidation, by which he endeavors to magnify shapes and features of his characters, besides the (caricature) over exaggeration and diligence in presenting this manner of sarcastic consciousness and exposed arrogance of their behaviors and practices.
In the fact, they are merely cartoon characters with puﬀed bellies and swollen jugular veins, wearing hats and coats that conceal their physical deformities, bearing grudge and evil schemes and behaving malignantly, in an ingenious periphrasis subjected to a total consciousness that is parallel to the value of that overt and covert eﬀect of all the intentions Kubaisy has already adopted in his cultural.
Muatasim Al Kubaisy
For more than two decades of experience, Al-Kubaisy excelled in highlighting the serious changes that took place in Iraq after 2003 through his brilliance, skills and vast experience, and freed himself from the traditional forms and blind imitation of common sculpture experiences. Without sacrificing his skills, tools and techniques, in his relentless quest to stand up to the tyranny of murder machines and the diversity of death and the degeneration of the spirit of his generals equipped with intimidation and murder.
Al Kubaisy was born in Iraq, where he graduated in 1992 from the Fine Art Academy of the University of Baghdad. His equestrian works have appeared in private collections across the UAE and have been exhibited widely in Baghdad, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Paris.
Founded in 2013 in Abu Dhabi, EMAG organises significant art shows and local heritage exhibitions, creating bonds with the international art scene and with international academic institutions. In December 2016, EMAG was the first ever privately-funded gallery from the UAE to host a large-scale exhibition in Berlin, the art capital of Europe. The “Art Nomads: Made in Emirates” exhibition announced the arrival of Emirati artists in the international art world with numerous excellent reviews in German and international media, including Harper’s Bazaar magazine. In 2017, EMAG continued to promote leading Emirati and UAE-based international artists though its participation in art fairs around the world.