Niaz Bayati 


26 x 26 x 42 cm

Wheat dance and the stillness of sparrow birds

60 x 55 x 20 cm

Frog and fishes 

26 x 26 x 42 cm

This set of works, which conspicuously depicts wheat flowers and sparrows,
is part of a process where the artist creates images and brings them together. 

To me, art is not just a route to revive the past,” Bayati said in a statement. “It’s a way to reconstruct it. This is not a mere reconstruction of the relics, but a reconstruction of the images that I conjured up from them. Thus, the power of the images is greater than the articles that inspired them. This dynamism facilitates the juxtaposition of the images as they collide and interact with each other.”

Artist’s biography

Born in Iraq in 1961 to Kurdish parents, Niaz Bayati  has always been drawing and designing, showing a strong interest in art from a very young age. Later in life, in 1983, his opposition to Saddam Hussein’s regime forced him to flee from Iraq to Iran. Soon after, he had to leave Iran for political reasons.

In 1985, he arrived in Denmark and made it his home. Between 2005 – 2006, he taught at the Academy of Arts in Sulaymaniyah, with the intention of helping to rebuild the country.

In 1992, he graduated as an industrial designer from the School of Design in Kolding, Denmark. He also holds a qualification in interior design acquired through a correspondence course.