Qais Al-Sindy

His art follow the examples of Picasso and Jean Arp in undermining the concept of the artist's obligation to maintain a single cohesive style/

Biography

In his Art, Qais Al-Sindy uses varieties of media; (painting, installation, video, conceptual, performances…etc.), yet, he focus on painting; and find himself as a ‘Painter’ through pigments and colors on canvas. 

His Art explores the world we are living in, and travel the inner feeling of the human being and how they connect to each other with their various beliefs, mentalities and politics. The receiving- of each other- is yet another of life’s “here’s a side of hurt” lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has cost us something to arrive there; inadequate yet true. His vital point is to raise questions started with: “Why?” and embed endless answers between the fold of the artwork. The questions that he asks through his art, is to find answers with the audience, relying on their own interpretations and backgrounds. In spite of the differences of the answers, the results are most likely pour in the same channel that brings both aesthetic pleasure and aesthetic concern.

Being an Iraqi born artist residing currently in the United States, many experiences have influenced the evolution of his art and reshaped it accordingly. The multi-cultural background offered me wide and analytical vision in approaching the humanistic issues that help to make –here and there- better place to live in.

Furthermore, Al-Sindy sees his artworks in general, are revealing the shutter of the -outside- world, and helping the people to feel and share what are going on any spot in this world; leading to consolidate the concept of peace, hope and love. 

Qais Al-Sindy was born in Baghdad (1967) and currently resides in California- USA. He received B.Sc., college of Engineering, Baghdad University in 1989. Thereafter, he started to study Art. In 2000, he received BA, Academy of Fine Arts, in Baghdad University in which he got his MFA (Master in Fine Art) in 2004.

Since his well-received exhibition (Letters don’t burn) in Dar Al-Anda, Amman-Jordan (2007), Al-Sindy’s works expanded Worldwide, espically for his Solo Exhibitions; February 12th, Solo Exhibition (Lovers), San Diego, USA- (2016), (You…&I), E C Gallery, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles- (2015), (Deferred Dreams), Syra Art Gallery, Washington –DC- (2014), Two Artist Exhibit (Encoded Histories) with Doris Bittar, San Diego Mesa College, CA, - (2014),  (Return to the Garden of Eden), Washington DC- - (2014), (Colorful Concepts) Ro’iya Art Studio- Jeddah, Kingdom Saudi of Arabia- (2013),. (The Struggle for Survival), Foresight Art Gallery/ Amman- Jordan- (2012), (Reconciliation with Oneself), Arts Gallery- Kuwait- (2012), (Who Knows What the Hoopoe Said?), 4-Walls Art Gallery- Dubai, United Arab Emirates- (2012), (The Lost Paradise), Orient Art Gallery, Amman-Jordan - (2011), (Endless Peace) at United Nation Headquarter in New York- (2009), (Secrets of the other half), California, USA- (2009), (Love and Peace), Endangered Planet gallery, Laguna beach, CA, USA- (2008), (Mamdooh), Fribourg city/ Switzerland- (2007).

Moreover, Al-Sindy, has participated in numerous collective exhibitions all over the world: for example but not limited to: (East and West…Crossroads) - Demouzy Contemporary, New York- (2016), (The Night and the Desert Know Me)- Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington- DC- (2016), San Diego Art Fair (2015), Altered Horizons- San Diego Mesa College- (2014), (Mesopotamia Art and Artists in Diaspora), Collective Exhibition of five artists. Edgar Varlea Fine Arts (EVFA) Gallery- Los Angeles- (2011), 12th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo- Egypt-(2010), (Us), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- (2010). 2191 Days and Count- Brooklyn, New York (2009)…etc.

Al-Sindy has been subject to many interviews in many TV and Radio channels including: Al-Hurra- DC (2017), Al Iraqia (2016), Fox 5 News (2014), Al-Arabia, Dubai, (2012), Kuwait National Channel (2012), mbc group, Media City, Dubai, (2009), Radio France (2003). In addition, Al-Sindy was selected by The National Council for Culture, Arts & Letters to be a jury member in the Annual National Plastic Exhibition in Kuwait (2012). As well as, he was interviewed in many Arabian and National newspapers and magazines.

The Musicians Family
Sketch
16 x 12

When I visited Museum of Modern Art in New York for the first time, I was very impressed with the Picasso's (Three Musicians), which is a large painting in the style of Synthetic Cubism. It is part of series painted while Picasso was with his young family in the Fontaineblueau in the summer of 1921.I created this Artwork( The Musician Family) in mix of Expressionism and Cubism Style. I feel that this family; Father, Son and Daughter are playing their favorite sonata while the mother is preparing the dinner, yet she will play on Piano, while they will prepare tea. It’s the passion of love of music in a very talented family.

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Let’s Begin Again
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20

Life is full of unexpected and unexplained things and situations. We may experience failure and depression. We may come across times when we have to let go, although reluctantly. At these moments of life, hope and motivation are the only things that can help us out of it.It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.

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Black, Purple or White
Oil on Mat Board
16 x 16

Relativism poses an indication that we are not smart enough to know what the truth is— Is it Black, black? or White, white? and what makes purple a purple one? I believe that gray would turn to be white or light tone if you lay it on black background. On the other hand, the gray turns to be black if it's background is ultimately white. This is the essence of truth. the only truth which is not relative is: LOVE.

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Passion in Red
Oil on Canvas
60 x 84

Red is the color of life. It's blood, passion, rage. Vermilion is menstrual flow and after birth. Beginnings and violent end. Scarlet is the color of love. Beating hearts and hungry lips. Roses, Valentines, cherries. Red is the color of rebirth. Crimson cheeks and spilled blood. Broken hearts, opened veins. A burning desire to find your real lover and stay with him/her.

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Dignity
Acrylic, Oil and Mixed Media
40 x 60

Dignity and Pride two little words we say, yet we each and every one of us, expect to find them every single day,

Some times when you are feeling low, With little self-esteem, Those two words can be very elusive. The Falcon and Horse are two big symbols of Dignity and Pride. Falcon flies high to see everything below him. Moreover,  in riding a horse, we borrow freedom. They are drinkers of the wind.

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The Man who carried his Grey Horse
Oil on Fine Art Paper
18 x 24 Framed

The theme of 'Horses' is always my favorite in many of my art series. Here, I have been inspired by a poem of Caroline Elizabeth Sarah NortonShe stated in her peom:MY beautiful! my beautiful! that standest meekly by With thy proudly arched and glossy neck, and dark and fiery eye; Fret not to roam the desert now, with all thy winged speed- I may not mount on thee again-thou'rt sold, my Arab steed! Fret not with that impatient hoof-snuff not the breezy wind- The further that thou fliest now, so far am I behind; The stranger hath thy bridle rein-thy master hath his gold- Fleet-limbed and beautiful! farewell! -thou'rt sold, my steed-thou'rt sold! ...

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Soft Hymn with Cello
Oil on Mat Board
26 x 26 Framed

Listen to someone play the cello, and someone who sing a hymnIn between the notes, and between the wordsAs their fingers move up or down the cords...as their voices move up and down...It sounds like the instrumentTakes a breath, and blow up a new soul to the hymn.

 

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Soft Hymn with Cello
Oil on Canvas
84 x 84

Listen to someone play the cello, and someone who sing a hymnIn between the notes, and between the wordsAs their fingers move up or down the cords...as their voices move up and down...It sounds like the instrumentTakes a breath, and blow up a new soul to the hymn.

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Lovers’ expectancy
Acrylic and Oil on Mat Board
19.2 x 25.75 Framed

Many of people saw this artwork in which they sensed a deep feeling coming out of the figures over this canvas. Some of them found themselves in these figures, and felt their stories are represented in this painting. This made me feel that my resource of creating is always the feeling and experience that I get from people I meet in my life. Since they are true feeling, everybody will see himself/herself in that position.

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Veneration of Silence
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20

This Painting is one of a long series I am working on, the series of exile and travel. To show how the inner feeling of people who have to move and get displaced. It's a trip to unknown destiny, yet, not giving up good faith and hope.