Ahed Izhiman

Country: Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Nationality: Palestinian
Company: Al Mamal Lab Gallery

About

Born into a Jerusalemite family on 27 April 1980, in the city of Jerusalem. Ahed is one of the most talented young artists in Jerusalem, exploring and mixing different artistic languages such as painting and photography in a unique and innovative way.

At the age of five, Ahed got a hold of his first camera, taking his first steps into the world of art. He soon discovered charcoal drawing, creating a unique style using his fingers to fade the charcoal edges on cotton paper, thus achieving very Feng Shui like drawings. This got people’s attention and Ahed started to exhibit his work in Palestine between 1995 and 1997. Then, he decided to continue his career in art and travelled to Florence, Italy, to study history of art and Italian language. There, he had the opportunity to meet many artists from all around the world enriching his vision and experience about art. Upon his return to Jerusalem, he spent two years at Musrara College of Fine Arts in Jerusalem.

In 2007, he established his own atelier and began to offer various art workshops in Jerusalem for youth who could not enrol in other schools. His teaching methods include various hands-on art techniques. He gained a name around Jerusalem both as an artist and also through his work at a number of institutions and schools in the city.

Ahed managed to create new art work combining photography and painting, defining a precise style and taste in his art works. While continuing his career as a painter, he is also a freelance photographer, inspired by his childhood hobby.

He is still involved as trainer in photography and painting, he offers courses all throughout the year to Palestinian youth interested in art in Jerusalem. He is one of the co-founder of Al Ma’mal Lab, established in 2012 as the first office sharing for artists in the Old City of Jerusalem.

 

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