Ibrahimi Collection mourns Iraqi artist Professor Dr.Balasim Mohammed ,who passed away in Baghdad on Friday April 9,2021
مجموعة الإبراهيمي تنعي الفنان التشكيلي العراقي البروفيسور الدكتور بلاسم محمد الذي وافته المنية في بغداد يوم الجمعة 9 نيسان/ مارس 2021
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وداعاً أيّها الراحل

وداعاً د.بلاسم .. نقولها والقلب يعتصر حزناً وألماً، فلم يكن بلاسم بالنسبة لنا فنّاناً فقط .. كان أخاً وصديقاً ورفيق درب، تشاركنا معاً لحظاتِ فرحٍ ومرحٍ، عملٍ وجدٍّ، كنّا نقضي ساعات طوال ندرس ونبحث ونتشارك الأفكار ونتبادل الآراء، في سبيل المساهمة قدر ما نستطيع في الحفاظ على إرثنا وتاريخنا الفنّي العريق والنهوض بالفنّ التشكيلي العراقي إلى المكانة التي يستحقها، لم يتوانى ولم يتردد ولم يتقاعس لحظة في سبيل تحقيق ذلك. عرفناه كريماً معطاءً يبذل كل ما بوسعه لمساعدة أصدقائه وزملائه وبالأخص طلبته والأخذ بيدهم في أولى خطواتهم نحو النجاح .. مسيرته حافلة بالعطاء والإنجازات والتي سنحاول اختصارها فيما سنذكره أدناه عن الدكتور بلاسم محمد جسّام رحمه الله:

• 1954 وُلد في مدينة الكوفة في وسط العراق.
• 1961 - 1971 أكمل دراسته الابتدائية والمتوسطة في الكوفة.
• 1971 - 1975 درس وتخرّج من معهد الفنون الجميلة في بغداد وحصل على دبلوم في فنّ الكَرافيك والخط العربي.
• 1972 أثناء دراسته في المعهد بدأ عمله كمصمّم وخطاط ورسّام في الحقل الإعلامي والصحفي لمدة 20 عاماً وشارك في إصدار وتصميم العديد من الصحف والمجلات خلال مسيرته.
• 1976 – 1979 درس وتخرّج من كلية الفنون الجميلة في جامعة بغداد وحاز على بكالوريوس في فن الكَرافيك.
• 1978 تلقى تدريب في فنّ التصميم والإخراج الصحفي في بودابست في هنغاريا.
• 1982 صمَّم الجناح الهنغاري في معرض بغداد الدولي وتلقى دورة تدريبية في صيانة الأعمال الفنّية في روما.
• 1986 أنشأ محترف "ادد للتصميم الطباعي" مع فنّانين آخرين.
• 1988 حصل على شهادة الماجستير في الفنون الجميلة وكانت أطروحته بعنوان "مفهوم الفراغ في فنّ التصوير الإسلامي".
• 1989 - 1990 استمر في بحثه الأكاديمي والعمل في مجال التصميم الطباعي، وأخذ دورة في الطباعة الملونة في دوسلدورف في ألمانيا.
• 1994 عمل على التصميم الداخلي لشركة RMC في بغداد.
• 1995 – 2005 أستاذ فن الكَرافيك والطباعة في كلية الفنون الجميلة في بغداد.
• 1996 أسس مطبعة "ايكال للطباعة والتصميم".
• 1998 أنشأ محترف الكَرافيك ومركز الكمبيوتر في كلية الفنون الجميلة في بغداد.
• 1999 عمل على التصميم الداخلي لجناح شركة FMC في فندق الرشيد في بغداد.
• 2000 حصل على الدكتوراه في الفلسفة وكانت رسالة الدكتوراه عن "التحليل السيميائي لفنّ الرسم - المبادئ والتطبيقات".
• 2002 تلقى دورة تدريبية في طرائق التدريس في جامعة بغداد.
• 2004 أنشأ محترف "الفنون البصرية" مع فنّانين آخرين. كما شارك في مؤتمر جامعة عمّان الأهلية في عمّان.
• درّس في كل من معهد الفنون الجميلة وأكاديمية الفنون الجميلة في بغداد وكلية القدس وجامعة اليرموك في عمّان وجامعة عمّان الأهلية.
• حاز على عدّة جوائز خلال مسيرته الفنّية منها؛ الجائزة الأولى للبوستر من اليونسكو في نيويورك والجائزة الأولى للبوستر من جمعية التشكيلين العراقيين في بغداد والجائزة الذهبية للتصميم الطباعي من وزارة الإعلام عن مجلة ألف باء في بغداد وجائزة أفضل مخرج صحفي والجائزة التقديرية من اتحاد نساء العراق.
• عمل أستاذاً في أكاديمية الفنون الجميلة في بغداد في التصميم الطباعي والنقد الفنّي وتفرّغ للتدريس ولممارسة الرسم والنقد والتأليف في مدينة بغداد حتى وفاته.
• عضو جمعية الفنّانين التشكيليين العراقيين ونقابة الفنّانين العراقيين واتحاد الصحفيين العرب.
• عضو اللجنة الوطنية للفنون التشكيلية.
• عضو العديد من اللجان التي تُعنى بمدينة بغداد في وزارة الثقافة وفي وزارة التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي.
• له العديد من الكتب والمؤلفات نذكر منها:
- الفن التشكيلي قراءة سيميائية في انساق الرسم - 2008
- العبق المهجور - 2009
- التصميم الكَرافيكي عبر العصور - 2009
- تأويل الفراغ في الفنون الإسلامية – 2011
- الصمت الأحمر- 2015
- عزلة الفن في الثقافة العراقية – 2017
وشارك في مؤلفات:
- دراسات في الفن والجمال - 2006
- قراءات وأفكار في الفنون التشكيلية – 2011
- شغب الفن "القبول والرفض" – 2019
 

Goodbye departed

Goodbye, Dr. Balasim ... we say it with the heart squeezing grief and pain, because for us Blasim was not only an artist .. He was a brother, friend and companion. We shared moments of joy and fun, work and seriousness. We used to spend long hours studying, researching, sharing ideas and exchanging opinions, in order to contribute as much as we can, we can preserve our heritage and ancient artistic history and raise Iraqi plastic art to the position it deserves. We knew him as generous, giving every possible effort to help his friends and colleagues, especially his students, and taking their hand in their first steps towards success .. His career is full of giving and achievements, which we will try to summarize as we will mention below about Dr. Balasim Mohamed Jassam, may God have mercy on him:

  • 1954 Artist Balasim Mohammed Jassam was born in the city of Kufa in the Central Euphrates of Iraq.
  • 1961 - 1971 He completed his elementary and middle school studies in Baghdad.
  • 1971 - 1975 He studied and graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad and obtained a diploma in Graphic Art and Arabic Calligraphy.
  • 1972 During his studies at the institute, he began his work as a designer, calligrapher, and painter in the media and journalistic field and remained working in this field for twenty years. He participated in editing, issuance and design of many newspapers and magazines in Iraqi during his career.
  • 1973 He participated in the students’ exhibition of the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad.
  • 1976 - 1979 He studied and graduated from the College of Fine Arts - University of Baghdad and holds a BA in Graphic Art.
  • 1976 He participated in the students' exhibition of the College of Fine Arts in Baghdad.
  • 1978 He received training in the art of design and journalistic directing in Budapest, Hungary, and in the same year he participated in the exhibition of the Department of Plastic Arts at Al-Riwaq Hall in Baghdad.
  • 1980 He participated in the April exhibition at the National Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad and the seventh April art exhibition at the Hall of the National Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad.
  • 1982 He designed the Hungarian pavilion at the Baghdad International Fair and received a training course in artworks conservation in Rome, Italy.
  • 1983 He participated in the exhibition of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association in Baghdad.
  • 1986 He set up the "Adad Print Design" studio with other artists and participated in the Youth exhibition at the National Art Center in Baghdad.
  • 1988 obtained a master's degree in fine arts and his thesis was entitled "The concept of emptiness in the art of Islamic photography." He participated in the Iraqi art exhibition entitled "Art for Humanity" and the Humanitarian Art Conference in Baghdad.
  • 1989 - 1990 He continued his academic research and work in the field of print design, and participated in the exhibition of contemporary Iraqi art in Beirut, the exhibition "Iraqis" at Kodia Hall in Berlin, and the Conference of Plastic Arts in Baghdad. He took a course in color printing in Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • 1993 He participated in an exhibition entitled "Art for Humanity" in Baghdad.
  • 1994 He worked on interior design for RMC Company in Baghdad and participated in the Iraqi Art Gallery in London.
  • 1995 - 2005 He taught graphics and printing at the College of Fine Arts in Baghdad.
  • 1996 He established the "Ikal Printing and Design" printing press.
  • 1998 He established a graphic studio and a computer center at the College of Fine Arts in Baghdad, and participated in an exhibition entitled "Nature" at Hiwar gallery in Baghdad.
  • 1999 He worked on the interior design of the FMC Company wing in Al-Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad.
  • 2000 He earned a Ph.D. in philosophy, and his doctoral thesis was on “Semiotic Analysis of Painting Art - Principles and Applications”. He held an exhibition of graphics with his students in Baghdad and participated in the exhibition of professors of the College of Art in Baghdad.
  • 2001 He held an art exhibition for graphics with his students in Baghdad and participated in the first exhibition of drawings at Ofok Hall in Baghdad.
  • 2002 He participated in the Contemporary Art Speech Exhibition in New Delhi, India and participated in the Scientific Conference of the University of Mosul. He received a training course in teaching methods at the University of Baghdad in Baghdad.
  • 2003 He participated in the Conference on Printing Design and Packaging in India.
  • 2004 He established a "Visual Arts" studio with other artists and participated in an exhibition at the Rabat Hall in Baghdad. He wrote a book entitled "Studies in the Structure of Art" and was published by Al-Raed Al-Alamiya House in Amman. He also participated in the Philadelphia University conference in Amman.
  • 2005 He participated in the Art Professors' Exhibition in Baghdad and the "Meetings" Exhibition in Bahrain. He wrote a book entitled “Criticism and Art” which was published by Igal in Baghdad.
  • 2006 He participated in an exhibition at the Broadway Gallery in Amman, the Iraqi Art exhibition in New York, the "Dialogue of Civilizations" conference in Italy, and the Al-Mustansiriya University Conference in Baghdad. He wrote a book entitled "Studies in Art and Beauty" which was published by Majdalawi House in Amman.
  • 2007 He wrote two books entitled "Interpretation of Space in Islamic Arts" and "Limits of Ceramics - A Study in the Works of Sa’ad Shaker."
  • 2008 He participated in the exhibition "Immigration into Reality" in Amman and the exhibition "Iraqi Artists - Mesopotamia" in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He wrote two books entitled "Plastic Art - A Semiotic Reading in the Format of Painting" and was published by Majdalawi House in Amman and "History of Graphic Design" and was published by the Arab Society Library in Amman.
  • 2010 He held a solo exhibition entitled "The Abandoned Fragrance" in Amman and participated in the Iraqi Art Exhibition with the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association in Beirut.
  • 2011 He participated in the "Art Today" exhibition in Montreal, Canada.
  • 2013 He participated in the exhibition "Iraqi Spaces - Joint Annual Plastic Arts Exhibition" at the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association and the Contemporary Iraqi Art Exhibition "We Color Baghdad with Love and Peace" at the Baghdad Forum for Plastic Arts in the Department of Fine Arts in Baghdad.
  • 2014 He participated in the Plastic Art Festival in the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Iraqi Communist Party at the Hiwar Art Gallery in Baghdad.
  • 2015 He participated in the annual exhibition of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association.
  • 2016 He participated in the exhibition "Iraqi Painters" of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association and the Lebanese Association of Painting and Sculpture in Beirut.
  • 2017 He participated in the annual exhibition of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association in Baghdad.
  • 2018 He participated in the 12th Wasiti Festival for Plastic Art in Baghdad, the exhibition "The Art of Words - Arab Women" in Istanbul, and the annual exhibition of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association in Baghdad.
  • 2019 He participated in the exhibition "Contemporary Artists from Iraq" at Ras Al-Ain Gallery in Amman and the annual exhibition of the Iraqi Plastic Artists Association in Baghdad.
  • He taught at the Institute of Fine Arts in Baghdad, the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad, the College of Jerusalem in Amman, Al-Ahliyya Amman University, and Yarmouk University in Amman.
  • He won several awards during his career, including; The first prize for poster from UNESCO in New York, first prize for poster from the Iraqi Artists Association in Baghdad, the gold award for print design from the Ministry of Information for Alf Ba Magazine in Baghdad, the award for best journalist director and the award of appreciation from the Iraqi Women’s Union.
  • He is married and has three children.
  • He lives and works full-time for art in between Baghdad and Amman - Jordan.
  • Member of the Plastic Artists Association.
  • Member of the Iraqi Artists Syndicate.
  • Member of the Union of Arab Journalists.

He has many publications, including:

  • Plastic Art, A Semiotic Reading in Painting Format - 2008
  • Abandoned Fragrance - 2009
  • Graphic Design Through the Ages - 2009
  • Interpretation of the Void in Islamic Arts - 2011
  • Red Silence - 2015
  • The isolation of art in Iraqi culture - 2017
  • He has co-authored with:
  • Studies in Art and Beauty - 2006
  • Readings and Thoughts on Plastic Arts - 2011
  • Art Riot "Acceptance and Rejection" - 2019
Published Date: 
2021