Wadi Finan Art Gallery is pleased to announce their participation in the third edition of Art 15 London’s global art fair, from 21-23 May 2015 showcasing 150 of the world’s most exciting galleries from the 40 countries, Alongside tightly curated gallery sections, a public programme of talks and panel discussions, expert-led tours, artist installations and projects and specially curated initiatives will run parallel to the fair.
Wadi Finan Art Gallery will present a selection of key works by Lebanese artists Annie Kurkdijian and Semaan Khawam, Syrian artist Besher koushaji, And the Musician Jordanian Artist Fadi Daoud.
Annie is a Lebanese painter, 1972, lives and works in Beirut;recipient of the “Johayna Baddoura Prize”2012) living through the turbulent years of the Lebanese Civil War, studied fine arts and psychology at the Lebanese University, and theology at St. Joseph’s University. Kurkdjian has participated in numerous group exhibitions.
Seaman Kawwam is a Lebanese painter, designer, graffiti artist, actor, writer and poet.He is born in 1974 and lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon .Khawam is a frequent exhibitor and his work has been featured at personal or collective exhibitions ,His art and poetry have been featured in Arab and international newspapers.
Besher Koushaji’s background in fine arts and graphic design combines beautifully on his canvases to produce work that is intricate, contemporary and new. Each piece has several layers of positive and negative planes that enrich the canvas and create depth and complexity that is mesmerizing. While the work is fresh and current, there are hints of classic Arabic calligraphy, outlines of Damascene architectural details, and sunny palettes that remind the viewer of the best of the Arab world. Each piece has been worked intensely yet looks as effortless as a breath of fresh air. His images consists of several layers, where he shifts and alter the image to his liking; he breaks the image into lines and sections creating a distortion of his original subject. He started with the buildings reflecting his memories of Syria and lately he has been infusing the portraits of those people that he left behind.
Fadi Daoud is a Jordanian artist born in 1981, he studied fine arts at the Jordan University of Fine Arts.Fadi’s art is linear in style;His work also shows clear Byzantine and Sufism inspiration.
His work as described by art critique, Ica Wahbeh; “Parallel lines flow seamlessly, seem to run to infinity, as they should, but then, defying laws of physics, bend ever so slightly, to create curves and domes, rounded lips emitting sounds or decorating curlicues. They generate endearing people and tableaux, life and movement, sound and smell.