Artist bio

Visiting this planet since 26th November 1964, he started his journey in Syria, worked as a graphic designer, illustrator, interior designer, and set designer for theatre and film after his time at the Damascus Art Academy. In 1998, he moved to Qatar as an illustrator to create digital drawings for a well-known television station. In 2014, he decided to move to Toronto, Canada, where he now lives and works fully dedicated to his artistic career. STATEMENT "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."Ralph Waldo Emerson. Years ago, while I was teaching a children's art class I inspired by a student who tried to depict the smell of fried potatoes in her picture. Since then, I have tried to portray what remains hidden to the human eye: sounds, smells, tastes, and feelings. The human being only completes my works when he looks at them and thus becomes a part of the art.


1- Crystal Dialogue #10



Artist Statement

“Art decorates the soul, not the wall”

 Crystal dialogue between trees…
And the dialogue between the painting and artist…
As the viewer continues This endless dialogue...
“Reflection between the soul and nature”

“Everything above the ground, one day, will become inside it … Only the soul remains” 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, This explains the painting of the trees in crystal transparency, not realism. As this whole world is the land of battle around us and within us.

 “Crystal fragility is not a weakness, but a fineness“

  The battle is against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. The light has no color and when it passes through the crystal it turns into rainbow colors, as also passes through the crystal trees in the painting, and so is the light of God that passes through our souls, whereby every person receives the light of God according to the degree of transparency of his soul and its purity. 

The light was asked why you are chasing the darkness, and he answered, where is the darkness because I see only the light.   

Take the helmet of salvation. Salvation from the past with the forgiveness of sin (Shades of horizontal trees symbolizing physical communication), in the present in our purification and sanctification (Reflection of trees in the ground), and in the future, by entering the sky (The vertical trees symbolize spiritual communication). 

The more intense light in your heart the more your shadow disappears on the Earth. 

Therefore, put on the full armor of God, In order to win the battle against darkness.

How it fits into contest

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms"


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