Fadi Yazigi

Fadi Yazigi was born in Latakia, Syria in 1966. Yazigi studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, obtaining a BFA in Sculpture in 1988. Yazigi currently works in Damascus producing a range of works from painting to sculpture to reliefs that all mirror each other in terms of subject matter and, for the most part, focus on everyday life in Syria in an overall unhappy or alienated tone. He often paints directly on furniture or newspaper. Yazigi regularily casts his sculptures in bronze, and they often depict people as underdeveloped creatures or as half-human beasts. As a figurative painter, Yazigi’s work revolves around people and human emotions with a nostalgic sensibility towards the individuals that he encounters. A strong facet of his work is experimenting with new materials and techniques, allowing his to continuously increase the range of his oeuvre. Yazigi has exhibited worldwide and has contributed to a number of art fairs including Art Paris, Art Dubai, Art Palm Beach and the Hong Kong International Fair.