This exhibition titled Fear is related to the fear of humans, for example the fear of God, the fear of government, fear of the police, fear of parents. Ali Raza focused on two areas, the fear of religion and woman's fear of their rights. As he grew up in a middle eastern country which was a very strict society that didn't really have a true understanding of religion. Eventually there came lots of violence and groups of terrorists who believed that they were protecting their religion. Therefor the lost their sense of humanity. As a part of that, women became victims with no rights. Therefore some committed suicide and burned themselves. Therefore as an individual ALi Raza feels that they were living savagely like animals in the stone age. He used animal skins, using only three colours, black, white and red, which represented cave paintings where the red was from the blood of animals, black from charcoal from fire and white which represented the walls of the cave. Humans used skins as clothing to protect themselves from the weather, but Ali Raza brought life to them to express what was going on in his community. He felt there was no sense of humanity, so this is the concept of this collection, fear.
Materials: Acrylic on Goat and Cow Skin
Location: Erbil College of Fine Art, Erbil, Kurdistan.
Date: January 2004