Born in Homs, Syria in 1953, Ghassan Nana graduated from the Fine Arts Center, Homs, in 1971. He then continued his study till he graduated from the painting department, Faculty of fine arts, from the Damascus University. Throughout his life, he had been part of various collective exhibitions that took place in Syria, Russia, Sweden, London, Jordan, Qatar, France and Egypt, in addition to many solo exhibitions held in his own country.
Nana’s art creates a glimpse of a fragile reality. His drawings have a misty atmosphere that can combine the contradiction between fact and fiction, reality and illusions, past and present. He revives his past while surrendering himself to his emotions, instincts and memories. His inspiration came from the examination of great artists such as Picasso and Gerhard Richter. This inspiration gave us a gift that can sweep us into a different mystical world far from the reality that we live in.