Hussein Tai

Visual Artist

Artist Statement – Hussein Tai

A recurring theme in Hussein Tai’s art is an inherent inner conflict
between different elements, which brings an ambiguous tension to his
works of art.

The ability to interpret and understand the elements of art brings the viewer closer to the origin of the work. Thus, art becomes significant when it is not is not simply a copy of reality, but manages to create its own unique universe, representing reality in an original and independent way.

Tai’s works reflect observations of conflicting elements that he sees in he sees everyday in both landscapes and buildings. He is fascinated by the contrast between soft and angular shapes, the contrast between large and small, the conflict between colors, between light and shadow, but also the human balance between stillness and movement.

For Tai, art is about capturing and expressing human presence
and interpreting our historical footprints. Art is not only a representation of the the beautiful, but also of the human and imperfect presence.

Thus, art is an independent existence, a being that creates its own unique footprint that corresponds to the human presence.



2013-2015: Master of Fine Art, National College of Art & Design, Dublin, Ireland
1985-1992: Academy of Fine Art, Baghdad University

2022: Al-Wasti Art Festival 2022, Art Center, Baghdad
2022: Vinterudstilling, Davis Gallery, Copenhagen
2021: Vinterudstilling galleri V58, Aarhus
2020: IMA museum (Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris), Christie’s Paris
2019: Bredgade Kunsthandel, Winter exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
2019: IMA museum (Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris), Paris
2018: IMA museum (Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris), Paris; GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
2017: GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark; GALLERI V58, skagen, Denmark; NORTH kunstmesse, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
2016: Winter exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark; Galleri Elise Toft, Solo exhibition, Kolding,
Denmark; Art Herning, Denmark
2015: Bredgade Kunsthandel, solo exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark; Art Herning, Denmark
2014: Musée saint-roch d’issoudun, Issoudun, France; museet, solo exhibition, Denmark; Bredgade Kunsthandel, København, Denmark; Art Herning, Denmark
2013:Galerie El, solo exhibition, Welle, Germany; Holstebro  Kunstmuseum, Holstebro, Denmark Art Herning, Denmark
2012: Æglageret, Holbæk Kunstforening, solo exhibition, Denmark; Galleri Rasch, solo exhibition, Rønne, Danmark Art Herning, Denmark
2011: Bredgade Kunsthandel, solo exhibition, København, Danmark Art Herning, Denmark
2010; Art Herning, Denmark; Aya Gallery, solo exhibition, London, England
2009; Galleri Elise Toft, solo exhibition, Kolding, Denmark
Art Herning, Denmark
2008; Raschs Pakhus, solo exhibition, Rønne, Denmark; Art Herning, Denmark
2007: Galleri Elise Toft, Solo exhibition, Kolding, Denmark; Bredgade Kunsthandel, Solo exhibition, København, Denmark; Art Fair Kolding, Danmark Art Herning, Denmark
2006; Galleri Elise Toft, solo exhibition, Kolding, Denmark; Art Fair Kolding, Danmark; VK-exhibition, Kolding Kunstmesse, Denmark
2005; Bredgade Kunsthandel
2004; Bredgade Kunsthandel, solo exhibition, København, Danmark Art Copenhagen, Denmark
2002;Dar Al Anda Gallery, Jordan
2000: Hammurabi Arts Gallery, solo exhibition, Amman, Jordan; Alef Baa Galleri, solo exhibition, Tripoli, Libyen
1999: Chiyem Gallery, solo exhibition, Tunesien;Art House, solo exhibition, Tripoli, Libyen
1997: Hiwar Gallery, Baghdad, Irak
1996; Modern Graphic Arts Exhibition, Baghdad, Irak
1995: Annana Gallery, Solo exhibition, Baghdad, Irak; Spring exhibition, Baghdad, Irak
1994: Spring exhibition, Baghdad, Irak
1993:Spring exhibition, Baghdad, Irak
1988 Graphic exhibition, The College of Fine Arts, Baghdad, Irak

2013: Æglageret, Holbæk, Denmark
2007: Erik Hoffmeyers Legat (Den Danske Nationalbank)