Waleed R. Qaisi: Selected works, 2004-2020
Waleed R. Qaisi’s work involves the recording of major events or the depiction of terrible scenes of wars and conflicts. His installations are haunted by obsessions of hell – in the spiritual meaning – that cannot get rid of their nightmares except through art. It is a precondition that the artist is honest, free and liberated to be able to depict such honesty in his works. This presents a big challenge for Arab artists and also for modern Arab art to a large extent. Waleed R. Qaisi, in his representations, is firstly expressing himself and secondly is participating in transferring facts and recording them, both actions that cannot be separated from each other.
Text by Haydar Audeh, A Biography of Hell, 2021. Translated by Khaleda Sweileh. Haydar Audeh is a theater composer, director, and art critic.