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Abdullah MURAD
He is a graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts from the University of Damascus in 1970. Murad is a member of the Syrian Syndicate of Fine Arts and the Arab Artists Union and is considered to be a pioneer of abstract expressionist Arab art. He won first prize at the Greeting to Miro and Picasso Exhibition at the Spanish Cultural Center in Damascus in 1984. Murad's work has been displayed at many international group and solo exhibitions in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Bulgaria, Switzerland, UK and the Gulf. His work has also been a part of public and private collections including France, Germany, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Turkey, Bahrain and the Sharjah Museum, UAE.
Murad’s paintings and drawings feature arabesque concepts and are deeply influenced by the fauvist colors and the abstract expressionist movement. His paintings are experimental and wild in the use of color and movement, exposing layers of details varying from thick impasto to transparent and mixing media textures, newspaper collages, and cut-outs. A contrast of area treatment and asymmetrical compositions dominate his paintings, allowing an intriguing alternation of space expansion.

PAST EXHIBITIONS
Abdullah Murad Solo Exhibition 2013
2013-11-27
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