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Waleed R. Qaisi

Artist's Work


    Work introduction

    I need to feel and to capture life in front of my eye; actually I have the
    desire to grasp every thing that penetrates me through the eye and
    the skin.
    In every moment an idea is evolving and able to cross into art.
    How to manipulate the idea in order to become an art work that has
    established on the relationship of itself with the shape in a frame of
    visual and constructional trends.
    I believe that there is always a relationship between the elements of
    the destruction and the destruction itself.
    Destruction is well known to me, it is the sensational experience and
    the vitality that pushes me towards various trends. From this point a
    concept is presented which is using the concept to express the idea,
    materials for building the idea, abstraction in executing the idea, and
    repetition in order to inter the idea's system.
    Then at this point I start to ask myself questions …. Why I choose this
    style to express my thoughts? Why I choose this material?
    Why I attack the work surface with lines and additives?
    Why I respect my work? … All these questions keep on struggling
    inside me while I am working in the middle of jam-pack of things and
    shapes around me.
    All these are observing the harmony inside the moment.
    That’s why my art work does not grow according to a previous
    intellectual plan, but it generates by instant intuition decisions
    resembling in making a numerous number of artistic pieces that are
    accomplished in a long period of maturity and development which
    allow changes to take place normally and spontaneously.
    My work sculpture is free hand built from earthen ware clay with
    glaze and fired at 1100C.

    Artist Biography

    Born in Baghdad 1963. Graduate of Baghdad institute of fine art pottery
    1985. Member of IAC, international academy of ceramics. He had many
    solo exhibitions in Baghdad, London, Jordan, Qatar, Denmark, and Beirut .
    He participated in several international group exhibitions and biennales, and
    has collections in these countries. International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemet,
    Hungary. Kinda Foundation Contemporary Arab Art, KSA. Maison de L'art
    contemporain Assela , Morocco. Haegeumgang Theme Museum, S. Korea.
    University College Nordjylland , Aalborg, Denmark . Fule International Art
    Museum, China. Cluj-Napoca Museum of Art , Romania . Huston
    University, Texas. The national center of ceramic art, Sidi Kacem Jelizi,
    Tunis. International Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Saint Dominican.
    Modern art museum, Morocco. Modern Art Center, Iraq. National Museum,
    Egypt. Ceramic Sisal Gallery, Croatia. Guldagergaar International Museum
    of Ceramic Art, Denmark. Museum Del Cantir, Argentona, Barcelona,
    Spain. Modern Arab art museum, Qatar. Shigaraki museum, Shigaraki
    Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan. Modern Art National Museum, Jordan. Kufa
    Galley London.
    He has executed artist residencies and workshops at International Ceramics
    Studio, Kecskemet, Hungary. Fire station artist residency, Qatar.
    La Meridiana International ceramic art center. Italy. Shigaraki Ceramic
    Cultural Park. Japan. Museum of International Ceramic Art, Guldagergaard.
    Denmark. Ifitry, Essaouira, Morocco.
    And participated in Scan Ceram ceramics conference, Aalborg university,