Mixed media on paper
20 x 20 cm
In Adel Dauood’s art figurative elements flow into abstract ones. His art is both fantastical and realistic, abstract and concrete. His small format works on paper are home to fabulous beasts: dangerous yet friendly, they inhabit the roughened paper plane with their long entwined legs, pointed teeth and numerous eyes. Are they memories from the past, artifacts from the present or fearful images of the future?
Adel Dauood: Born in Hasakeh, Syria, in 1980; currently lives in Austria. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 2011, and has had several solo shows in Austria and Jordan; he also participated in numerous collective exhibitions in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Bahrain, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, France and Sweden. His works have been acquired by museums such as the British Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation, and Sharjah Art Museum.