Adel Daoud

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Adel Daoud
Adel Dauood’s art is a transition between abstraction and concreteness, expressionism and surrealism, colour explosion and reduction. His small-format paper works are home to fabulous beasts: dangerous and yet friendly they inhabit the roughened paper plane with their long, entwined legs, pointed teeth and numerous eyes and udders. But of late, these small formats and the black and white of ink or charcoal on paper are not enough to satisfy them – „they need more space and colour“, Dauood says. So they have broken out and now increasingly accompany the humanlike figures in Dauood’s large-sized, bright-coloured oil and acrylic paintings. Dauood does not make mimetic portraits of concrete persons. He gets to know them only while painting them and burns the midnight oil with them. They are portraits of human nature or humanity itself, portraits of felt, sensed, lived and imagined lives. Dauood’s inspiration pieces his pictures together: a foot here, a face there, arms growing out of a vortex of lines, body parts and bright colours. The fact that banal fragments of reality are consistently found in Dauood’s artistic works – slippers, taps or bowls – underlines how his scenes are formed somewhere between the artistic space and the living space, as well as, reality and fantasy.

Education
2002 : Graduate of the Fine Arts Center – Al-Hasakah- Syria.
2011 : Fine Arts Graduate – Damascus – Syria.

Individual Exhibitions
2017 : Hinterland gallery – Vienna – Austria
2015 : Hinterland gallery – Vienna – Austria
2012 : Foresight32 Art Gallery – Amman – Jordan
2012 : Art Haws- Damascus – Syria

Shared Exhibitions
2017: Art fair (Galleri V58 – Jylland – Aalborg City-Denmark
2017 : Art fair (Samer Kozah gallery) Bahrain
2016 : GalleriV58 – Arhaus / Denmark
2016 : The fair for art , antiques 2016 ) by Galerie Artemons Contemporary -vienna /Austria
2016 : Parallel Vienna 2016 – by Hinterland Gallery / Austria
2016 : (Anywhere & Here) in Landsgalerie – Burgenland / Austria
2016 : Borders- Galerie Artemons Contemporary- Linz/ Austria.
2016 : Restrictions of the Earth- Hinterland Gallery- Vienna/ Austria.
2016 : Supermarket Independent Art Fair Hinterland Galerie- Stockholm- Sweden.
2016 : The Energy of Color- Foresight32 Art Gallery – Amman – Jordan.
2016 : Galerie Artemons Contemporary/ Linz/ Austria.
2016 : Syrian Cultural in Bremen – Villa Calleri Ichonn – Germany.
2016 : Restrictions of the Earth- Karsi Sanat Istanbul – Turkey.
2015 : EDUCULT Galerie Museumsquarter- Vienna – Austria.
2015 : BEIN KURDISH- Hinterland Galerie- Vienna – Austria.
2015 : Parallel Vienna – Austria.
2015 : Red- VHS Vienna- Austria.
2015 : Syrian Art in Hard Times- Beirut – Lebanon.
2015 : Artwalk- Lower Austria.
2015 : Art against violence – Gallery Klein Vienna – Austria.
2015 : Miniaturen – Art3 Gallery – Austria.
2015 : Amed –Turkey.
2015 : Artisis Syrians – Bordeaux – France.
2014 : Future Painting- Essl Museum- Vienna- Austria.
2014 : Ros – Kärnten – Austria.
2014 : Year Exhibition- Gallery Klein Vienna – Austria.
2014 : Works on Paper- Gallery Klein in Vienna- Austria.
2014 : Gallery Klein Vienna – Austria.
2013 : Foresight32 Art Gallery – Dead Sea – Jordan.
2013 : Sunflower Theatre- Beirut- Lebanon.
2011 : Miniaturen- Mustafa Ali Gallery – Damascus- Syria.
2010 : Paintings From The Middle- Hall Konsthaln- Sweden.
2010 : Competition Passion PRO- Galerie Kamel- Damascus- Syria.
2010 : In The Middle of The Road- National Library – Damascus- Syria.
2010 : Hotel Dedemain- Damaseus- Syria.
2009 : Grass and Mud- Gallery New Art- Hasake- Syria.
2009 : In The Middle Studio- Damascus- Syria.
2006 : Gallery Ybla- Aleppo- Syria.
2003 : Museum Taha Taha- Arraqqa- Syria.
1999-2000-2002-2005-2007 : Collections- Hasake- Syria.

Collections

2015 : The British Museum acquired one of my works.

2015 : Barjeel Art Foundation- Sharjah Art Museum- UAE