QAIS AL SINDY “DEFERRED DREAMS”
Qais Al-Sindy was born in Baghdad in 1967. Although he initially studied Engineering, he later changed direction and went on to study art and graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Baghdad, receiving his BA in Fine Arts in 2000, and then his MFA in 2004. In Baghdad, he has been commissioned for mural paintings, at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the French Embassy. He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions all over the world in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Germany, and the United States. In 2006 he participated in a solo exhibition in Fribourg / Switzerland where he lectured at a conference held at the University of Fribourg about Iraqi contemporary art. He was a faculty member at the College of Engineering/ Architectural Department at the Applied Science University in Amman, Jordan, teaching free-hand drawing and painting. He currently lives and work in California, USA
Artist’s Statement: “We all have dreams, each distinct and incomparable. We live with our dreams to keep them alive in our minds and preserve their enjoyment and luster. My dreams come true as they play out on my canvas. My solo exhibition (Deferred Dreams), is about people burdened with their mixed feeling of agony and ecstasy. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, awake in the day to find that it was all in vain. Nevertheless, dreamers of the day are heroic for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, consciousness and intention, therefore they possess the power to make them a possible reality."