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Fouad Dahdouh:
Born 1960 in Damascus. Sculpture was his domain during his studies and later in his teaching activities. Painting, which he later chose as his profession, became his sphere of activity. He is an outstanding painter whose name is associated with joyful colour festivals. His paintings were exhibited at the Venice Biennale. He also became famous for his graffiti art and 3D design for the backdrops of television series and films. Especially the old Damascene local colour, whose examples we experience in the current scene. His works reflect his humorous and playful nature. His singing talent undoubtedly contributes to the musicality of the colours in his pictures, which like a mirror reflect his optimism, his zest for life, his love of the opposite sex, his wit and humour. The female silhouette is a central theme in his melodic, rainbow-rich paradises, which communicates with the colour materials to the limit of the abstract. Although his spontaneous forms are enriched with the love of everyday pleasures, they cannot hide the latent sadness. It is betrayed by the screaming red, the splinters of the oppressed figures and the rough and precipitously hewn surfaces.
By Dr. Asaad Arabi
A word from Fouad:
"In this group of characters we see the colours more clear and fresh and the forms become more complex and intense, all placed in a static space. Figures witness the condemnation of humanity. The characters are: Me, you and the other. All neglected in the isolation of the inevitable existentialism."
Contemporary Art in Syria - Bremen 2019
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