Sinan Hussein

Sinan Hussein, bornBaghdad in 1977.Hussein graduated from the University of Fine Arts in Baghdad.He isa memberof the Iraqi Fine Arts Artist Society and of the Union of Iraqi Artists. Sinan Hussein’s whimsical characters seem weightless in an environment reminiscent of Limbo .Hussein’s protagonistsare depicted in pairs or as lone figures, twisting through open spaces. Lovers are huddled as clustersaround which other elementsrevolve. To achieve this effect, their bodies are first rendered with a thinline that creates a shell, a home for the spiritsin need of shelter. This volume is then completed withsolid forms and finalized with the layering of washes, creating volumes. At times, his characters arecanonised with golden halos, some of which grow to enclose the entire figure. Other symbolic clues aredistributed throughout Hussein’s compositions. Fish figures appear as an indication of seclusion andreproduction, a paradox that mirrors the reality of exile