Tarek Butayhi, born in Damascus in 1982, is a talented young artist. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting in 2006 and is currently pursuing his Masterʼs degree.
Butayhi took part in many group exhibitions in Lebanon and Egypt among many other countries, in addition to his solo exhibitions in Syria and Kuwait. Butayhi remarkably sold two paintings in Dubai and New York in 2012 as part of a fundraising auction for the Syrian NGO Jusoor. However, his multitude of skills is what brought him to Art on 56thʼs attention.
His work is characterized by its expressive content and spontaneity. During the painting process, the colors are what define the shapes forming contrast. The figures of women are also an essential aspect of his paintings. He breaks stereotypical constraints of the female character through distinct representations in his paintings.
Silence in Damascus by Nassouh Zaghlouleh
Possbilities Spot in Memory by Saoud Abdallah Boshra Mustafa
C h i l d ’ s M e s s a g e by Reem Yassouf