Yamen Yousef, born in 1982 in Tartous, Syria, is one of the most promising Syrian sculptors. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Sculpture in 2005 and is currently pursuing his Masterʼs degree. His work has been the highlight of several solo and group exhibitions in Syria, Lebanon, and most recently part of the Reconciliation through the arts program in Washington DC, New York, Texas and New Mexico, USA.
The sculptures speak volumes while saying nothing at all. Some sculptures give a sense of being suspended in mid-flight whereas others appear to be drawings or sketches that have come to life and taken three-dimensional forms.
His sculptures are usually heavily built formed from carved wood and featuring colored sculpted bodies in different expressive positions and arrangements.