The Kur­dish Painter Sai­wan Sa’adiyan

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS - By Ashti Garmiyani

Sai­wan Sa’adiyan is a Kur­dish artist who works in the do­mains of paint­ing, de­sign, sculp­ture and cinema. He was born in the city of Ma­habad in Eastern Kur­dis­tan and com­pleted pri­mary and sec­ondary schools there. He’s now living here. He has got di­ploma in art in Tahran. Ap­ple, which is a typ­i­cal ex­am­ple of health, life, beauty and par­adise, of­ten ap­pears in his works. He is a very ac­tive artist. Apart from be­ing a fa­mous teacher in designing many Kur­dish books, he’s also in­no­va­tive in cinema and di­rect­ing. The mes­sage that Sa’adiyan wants to con­vey to peo­ple around the world is that his art is spe­cial and that he can bring about as much moder­nity and re­newal as pos­si­ble. The artist’s con­tri­bu­tions are many. He’s been living in the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion for 10 years. He’s car­ried out many projects in the cities of Suleimani, Hawler and Duhok, in­clud­ing work­shops for the young, women and in schools.

His works has too much re­sem­blance with works of the Swiss artist Gi­a­com­metti. His sculp­tures are put in dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions here. We can see one in the gar­den of Ch­war Chira Ho­tel. Peo­ple are pass­ing by on daily ba­sis and en­joy his work. His lat­est work is the one he’s show­cased in the city of Amed, which is a sculp­ture made of wood with dif­fer­ent in­scrip­tions on it . That’s why for art lovers this mod­ernism is some­thing in­ter­est­ing.

Sai­wan was living in coun­try where free­dom means death. Be­ing a Kurds is es­pe­cially hard. But South­ern Kur­dis­tan has be­come a haven for him and thou­sands more. Still, it’s dif­fi­cult for the artists to make a living. It is a catas­tro­phe in the world of art be­cause cre­ativ­ity is not born this way. They can­not make progress as they want if their liveli­hood is not guar­an­teed. Of­ten the sad­ness and suf­fer­ings of an artist stim­u­late his imag­i­na­tion and the power of in­no­va­tions in him. Be­ing a refugee and far from his home­land have of­ten in­spired Sai­wan.

Sai­wan Sa’adiyan’s per­sis­tence con­notes an artis­tic and hu­man­i­tar­ian mes­sage of search­ing for free­dom. It is typ­i­cal Kur­dish.

One of Sai­wan Sa’adiyan’s art­work.

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