Visual Diaries

Monday, November 09, 2009

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Artist biography

Faris Alsaffar was born in Baghdad in 1964.

He started drawing at an early age and continued
teaching himself illustration until he had his first
show of realistic drawings in 1983 at the university
of technology campus in Baghdad-Iraq

In 1984 he had a second show of caricature drawings
and in
1985 he had another cartoon show of social and
philosophical issues.

In1986 he had his 4th show and He represented the
university as an artist in the Arab Gulf Universities

In 1987 he had his 5th show dealing with similar
subject matter.

In 1992 he was granted political asylum status in the U.S.A and decided to persue art
as a profession.

In 1994 studied animation at the cartoonist union and at
Rowland animation school.

In 1995 hired as a special effects artist at Walt
Disney feature animation studios to work on 3 feature
films ..The Hunchback of Notredame, Hercules, The
legend of Mulan.

While working at Disney he studied Design at Art
Center, Production Design at UCLA and learned
illustration at the David Passalaqua school in New
York City.

In 2000 he was trained on multimedia graphics at
Multimedia Center in Encino. At the same time he also
worked as an artist at Screen & Friends doing web

In 2000-2001 he taught Art at the City of Glendale
Parks & recreations.

In 2002-2003 he designed and illustrated one of Los
Angeles's land marks for a personal project.

From 2003 to the present he has been illustrating stories of Iraqi folk tales.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

"in the morning"36x24inch mixed media

"placita olvera"71x47inch mixed media

"la golondrina cafe entrance"28x22inch mixed media

"olverita's village"30x20inch mixed media

"northern end"30x19inch mixed media

"villa adobie entrance"25x15inch mixed media

"placita de dolores & the indian garden"30x20inch mixed media

"at the sepulveda house"18x24inch mixed media

"firehouse"30x21inch mixed media

"piggines & people"36x24inch mixed media

"la golondrina cafe entrance"28x10inch mixed media

"red corner"25x19inch mixed media

"the old attick"20x25inch mixed media

"crowded"36x24inch mixed media

"the tree at the sandstone trough"19x30inch mixed media

Saturday, October 07, 2006

"adobie house interior"36x24inch mixed media