About the Artist
“I slept and dreamt that life is
Syrian painter Adib Fattal is a unique
kind of optimist, a dreamer who insists on guiding us back to the
age of innocence. In his search for beauty, he evokes only pleasant
images retained from childhood memories including scenes from Syria,
Palestine and Lebanon.
His paintings are ablaze with colors:
Cities and villages inhabited by happy colorful people conducting
their daily life actively and with great joy. There are fishermen,
farmers, people picking oranges, other planting trees and yet others
praying. All these scenes and more are depicted with love and an
absolute conviction that all is well under the sun.
Adib may not belong to any particular
school as his style is a combination of primitive art and fantasy.
Some paintings look like miniatures in Persian art, others recall
Palestinian embroidery or mosaics in a Mosque or Church.
was born in 1962 in Washington D.C As the son of a diplomat, Adib
spent most of his life in Europe, the United States and the Middle
East. He graduated with a B.B.A in International Marketing from
the City University of New York. Having spent some years in the
field of business and banking, Adib decided to abandon it and dedicate
himself to his original love : graphic art.
At present , he lives on a farm in Syria at the foot of Mount Hermon
where he paints, farms and looks after his dog, cat, and a large
collection of birds including a clever parrot.
To date, Adib Fattal has exhibited in the Middleeast, Pakistan,
Europe and Canada
Joint exhibition sponsored by Shell Company at Maktab Anbar, Damascus
, May 2001;
Solo exhibition at the Istitut francis d\'etudes arabes de Damas,
Solo exhibition at the Ishtar Gallery, Damascus, December 2002;
Solo exhibition at the American University of Cairo on the occasion
of \"The Year of Palestine.\", April 2003;
Solo exhibition at the Nassir Shawra Gallery, Damascus, June 2004;
Solo exhibition at the Orex Expo in Montreal, Canada, in July-August
Solo exhibition at the Safrkhan Gallery in Zamalek, Cairo in April
Solo exhibition at the V.M art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan, December
Solo exhibition at the Primitive Art Gallery , Cracow, Poland ,
Solo exhibition at the Otrebusy Museum of Folk Art, Warsaw, December
Solo exhibition at the Galerie Janine Rubeiz,Beirut,June 2008;
Joint exhibition at the Camden Art Gallery,London,October 2008;
Solo exhibition a t the Zamaan Art Gallery,Beirut,Lebanon,May,2009;
Joint exhibition at the Hammer Gallery in Holland,Amsterdam, November,2009
Solo exhibition at the Solidere Gallery in Beirut ,Lebanon,in the
month of May 2010.Solo
Solo exhibition at the Jerusalem Fund Gallery,Washington DC.USA,April2011.Solo
Solo exhibition at the Islamic Resource Center,Greenfield Wisconsin,USA,June
Joint exhibition at the Biennal Dever Art Fair,Brussels,Belgium,August
Solo exhibition at the Frieh Gallery in Manama,Bahrain,in 2011
Solo exhibition at the 4walls Gallery in Dubai,UAE.2011
Solo exhibition at the Spontanious Art Museum,Brussels, Belgium,January
Joint exhibition at the Delaware County Community College,Penn.
USA,March 1st 2012
are being presented by the Filu forum of Germany in its archive
and CD forms, available at the annual Frankfort Book Fair.
Some of Adib's paintings are available in postcards sold by T.B.Z
(Tarek Bin Zeyad) company in Syria, as well as other postcards printed
and sold by Gutsch Verlog Company Germany.
Beirut at Night - 36 x 48 cm - Acid Free Markers
of the artist's artwork
the artist in Art Direct Sale!
Online Portfolio: http://www.adibfattal.com
Box 36708 Mazzeh Damascus, Syria
Phone: 963 11 6831318 // Cell: 963 94 970969