Atef Shani (Alfadhly) was born in 1965 in Bagdad (Irak). He went to The Netherlands were he studied art at the "Koninklijke Academie" in the Hague. Atef works and lives for the moment in Antwerp, Belgium. He had several exhibitions in Irak, Dubai and The Netherlands.
Shani’s work is abstract but full of movement and joy. Even his work with a smaller color scale is full of emotion. It is the emotion what somebody feels, but cannot tell. A way of expressing the unspoken inside, a well kept secret that erupts from the mind via the paint as an encrypted message that is afraid to be decoded.
These works have no titles. The imagination is completely free. There are no rules, no guidelines, no hints. It is like a Rorschach test. Your emotions by viewing these paintings are as important as the painting itself. The artist expresses his emotion, not as a confrontation, but as a dialogue with the viewer. The communication is the essence of the experience.