Dubai: "Fragile Construct" by Walid Siti

Two places occupy an important place in Walid Siti's work: the Malwiya minaret in Samarra, dating from the 9th century; and the mountains of his native Kurdistan, where the artist's father took refuge in the 1960s as part of the Kurdish national movement.

Siti has been depicting them since he began working in London in 1984, and his early ink drawings and woodcuts tell the story of his exile and his love for his homeland.

Siti's work can be seen at the Meem Gallery until 3 February.

Photo: "White Peaks", 2023, Walid Siti.