Basher Koushaji has been a powerful force on the international art circuit for over a decade. He combines fine arts and graphic design, two seemingly contradictory disciplines, to produce mesmerizing pieces. By breaking his images with lines and sections, he creates intricately layered distortions of his original subjects. Each artwork enriches the canvas with both light and dark – the positive and negative forces that permeate all existence.
A graduate of Collage of Fine Arts, Damascus, his capacity to combine contemporary, fresh expression with classical Arabic calligraphy results in an unmatched depth and complexity. He intertwines Damascene architectural images, and bright, sunny palettes, creating intricate yet effortless pieces.
While Koushaji’s initial work focused on the buildings of Syria, over time he has transitioned to infusing his paintings with portraits of the precious people he left behind.
One of Wadi Finan’s specially selected artists, his works are currently on display at Wadi Finan Art Gallery in Amman, Jordan.
He participated in numerous exhibitions locally and internatiionaly, solo and group:
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery - "Scene” – Amman – Jordan 2019
- Art on 56th gallery - "Scene" -Beirut - Lebanon 2019
- Kalemat Sanat Galerisi - Istanbul 2018
- The Workshop - Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2017
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery - Reflections – Amman – Jordan 2016.
- La brsserie Le Pois Penche – Réflexions – Chez Swann – Montreal – Canada 2015
- Dama Art - Home Memories 2 - Jeddah - KSA 2014
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery - Home Memories - Amman - Jordan 2013
- Egypt INTl Art Fair – 2020
- Intersect Aspen Intersect Aspen 2020
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery – Art Dubai - 2019
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery – Beirut Art Fair – 2017
- Kalemat Sanat Art Gallery Turkey - Istanbul 2016
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery - Art15 London - 2015
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery – Beirut Art Fair – 2015
- Participation in Art Workshops with the French cultural institute 2005 - Damascus.
- Participation in small painting exhibition at Al Sayed Art Gallery - Damascus 2007
- Al Rawdha Show Room - Damascus 2007
- Group exhibition at Four Season Hotel - Damascus 2008
- Russian cultural center - Damascus 2008
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery Group Exhibition – KSA 2012
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery Group Exhibition – UAE 2012
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery Group Exhibition – Abu Dhabi 2013
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery Group Exhibition – Dubai 2014
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery Group Exhibition – Abu Dhabi 2014
- Wadi Finan Art Gallery Group Exhibition – Bahrain 2014
- Marmara meseum Group Exhibition - Istanbul- Turkey 2015
- Jan Sanat Galeri – Ankara - Turkey 2015
- Hochschhule Anhalt of Kotchen – Group exhibition – Germany 2015
- Kalemat Sanat Galerisi (Cennet Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi) Istanbul 2017
- Contemporain DE Carthage 2018
- The Exhibition of Arab Contemporary Art at Baglarbasi Congress and Center Istanbul, Kallemat Gallery ,2018
- The HUB Gallery – The Mirrors -Kuwait Art – 2018
- Intersect art and design 2021 – Online virtual exhibition
- Menart Fair 2021 - Paris, France