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Reda Alyasari (born in 1987 in Baghdad) is an Iraqi illustrator, calligrapher, and visual artist currently living in Finland. He discovered his passion for art in childhood but didn›t have the chance to attend a Fine Arts college. Instead, he focused on art practice, refining his skills as he developed a curiosity for new techniques.

In 2016, Alyasari organized his first exhibition in Finland at the Taideruukki Gallery, followed by several solo and group shows. He participated in group exhibitions in Kouvola and Helsinki in Finland, in addition to a collective exhibition in Kingston (London) that featured a group of Iraqi and Arab artists from around the world.

Al-Yasari is devoted to portraying the Arab identity with a unique touch. He creates art that reflects diversity by combining Arabic calligraphy with Western influences, resulting in a style rich in details. Human figures and traditional Arabic calligraphy are central to his art. He uses vibrant colors in his illustrations to tell multi- layered stories based on complex relations between female and male figures.

Al-Yasari has also been actively involved in humanitarian work. He volunteered with the Red Cross and Saaga Culture, contributing to their efforts to support refugees.

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