Hashim Hannoon, Available Artwork

Groovin’
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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Snowballs
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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My Imaginary Friend
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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An Innocent World
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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Nature In the CIty
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (48x48 in) 2017
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Memories of the 60s
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (48x48 in) 2017
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Reminiscence
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (48x48 in) 2017
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Happy Kids
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (30x30 in) 2017
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City View
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (30x30 in) 2017
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Young Boys
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (30x30 in) 2017
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Young Girls
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (30x30 in) 2017
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Birds Twittering
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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North Wind
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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Eternal Spring
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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My Secret Place
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (36x36 in) 2017
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Summertime
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic on Canvas (16x16 in) 2012
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Wall I
Hashim Hannoon
Mixed Media (19.75x19.75 in) 2006
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Lie Down Under the Sky
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (48x48 in) 2016
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Green Spring
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (48x48 in) 2016
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Black Forest
Hashim Hannoon
Acrylic (48x48 in) 2016
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Hashim Hannoon

(1957)

Photo of Hashim Hannoon

A respected artist in the middle east, this Iraqi born artist immigrated to Canada in 2009. Writing in The Golden Medium, a monograph published for Hannoon’s 2008 solo exhibition in Amman, Jordan, critic Khalid Khudayer describes Hashim Hannoon as a realist and an abstract expressionist. He believes that Hannoon’s style of abstraction captures the “golden medium”, the perfect balance between form and colour.

Wherever he lives, Hannoon seeks to achieve contact with the spiritual existence of a place. Since coming to Canada, the concept of the city has become a theme in many of his canvases. He is not concerned with painting a literal portrait of a place, rather his interest lies in capturing the essence of community and how it enriches the city. This process results in abstract images of gentle beauty that invite the viewer to experience his vision for the city through the filter of his imagination.

As a result of his acquaintance with the hardships of war, the abstract paintings of Hashim Hannon spring from a milieu quite different from that of many of his North American colleagues. Since arriving in Canada, he continues to remain honest to the spirit that permeates his experience. Painful memories are often a force that cannot be ignored. Once brought into the light and shared with others, however, the same memories can have the power to bring hope. In this way, though born from tragedy and sorrow, the paintings of Hashim Hannoon radiate optimism and an overwhelming vitality.

Links

Dreams of the City Exhibition, Winnipeg
May18, 2011 video

Vibrant City Exhibition, Toronto
Sept. 15, 2013 video

Hashim
2010 video with demonstration