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EDWARD SHAHDA born in 1952 is a contemporary Syrian painter and sculptor. He began his creative journey in 1968 at the Suheil Ahdab Center in Hama before joining the Faculty Of Fine Arts in Damascus (1971-1976). He then resided at the Anatoli Klankov Atelier in Russia (1991-1992).

 

As early as 1980 his work had been on display at numerous prestigious international solo and group exhibitions in Syria, Russia, Lebanon, Egypt, Dubai, Turkey, USA, Canada, France, Switzerland and China. Recent exhibitions include the Beinalle exhibition in China in 2005 and 2008, as well as The Institute of The Arab World exhibition in Paris in 2008. 

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Art Work


Art Work


His work ranges from acrylic and oil paintings to collages and China ink on rice paper. It exposes an underlying tension in line thicknesses and color contrast. Surfaces of strong, lively colors often fade out and blurry outlines come together to create vaguely defined shapes with color gradations. Figurative and symbolic shapes, portraiture, and female figures are predominant. To Shahda, the human subject is the main concern in painting, and color treatment and juxtapositions are his preoccupation during the painting process. Figures are central to his painting. They define the expression

of space and frame the meaning of "place". 

 

Unconventional in his representation of women, the artist is also known for his ability to create vibrant and emotional images from real life scenes. He bends and sometimes breaks perspective rules in favor of strong, contrasting and dynamic colors. Contrasting color with emotion, the artist often incorporates symbolism and mythology even

when he tackles contemporary themes.

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2014--2016


2014 - 2016

2014--2016


2014 - 2016

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2007-2011


2007 - 2011

2007-2011


2007 - 2011

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Collage


Collage

Collage


Collage

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1996-2006


1996 - 2006

1996-2006


1996 - 2006

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Faces & portriats


Faces & Portriats

Faces & portriats


Faces & Portriats

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197-1995


1975 - 1995

197-1995


1975 - 1995

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Still Life


Still Life

Still Life


Still Life