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‘The Language Barrier’
by Sina Ata

Acrylic on canvas

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About the artist:
Sina Ata was born in New York, USA and now lives and works in Amman, Jordan. He started painting as a form of therapy after the torments of the Iraq-Iran war into which he was drafted as a soldier. His work explores different languages of expression, finding inspiration in music, the written word and bare landscapes.

About this work:
With its wall of written pages or clay tablets from which a troubled, deep-thinking man emerges, ‘The Language Barrier’, says the artist, ‘is a representation of the weight and responsibility we carry because of this (Mesopotamian) inheritance.’

The Language Barrier by Sina Ata