Ardash, Kakafian pseudonym of Ardashis
Iraqi, 20th century, male.
Born 15 December 1940, in Mosul; died 2000, in Paris.
Painter, engraver, architect.
Kafakian Ardash moved to Paris in 1960 in order to study at the École des Beaux-Arts. He appears to have been influenced by the CoBrA group of painters and his work can be identified within the new figurative movement. His works feature expressive deformations and the fragmentation of his subject matter. He frequently based his work on mythical subjects, while the female body, perceived from a sexual-sadistic perspective, also features often in his painting....