Tanjaret Daghet 1/8
Ink on Paper
21 x 21 cm
Mohamad Omran was born in Damascus 1979. Omran graduated from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 2000. He obtained from University of Lyon a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Art History. Working across sculpture, painting, and video art, the motif of the tortured human being is Omran’s central theme. Influenced by the war in Syria and his vision of humanity, he is able to evoke empathy, disgust, anger and dark humour in his work with a directness and cynicism that fluctuates between violence and lightness. He created this series of works for the CD of Syrian Rock Band “ Tanjaret Daghet” in 2013.
Omran won several awards and his work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Royal Museum in Jordan and the British Museum in London. Since 2007, Omran has lived and worked in France, where he gained a PhD in art history from the University of Lyon.