Hardback: 150 pages
Publisher: Ayyam Gallery, Damascus/Dubai, 2009
Dimensions: 30.8 x 30.8 x 2 cm
Born in Lattakia, Syria in 1966, Fadi Yazigi studied sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus. Since his graduation in 1988, Yazigi has been working with amazing discipline as a full time artist. He uses various techniques and materials ranging from bronze casting to painting directly on furniture and newspapers. His work has been shown internationally through exhibitions and art fairs and has been sold to collectors all over world.
Instead of painting life-like portraits, Yazigi’s works often depict ordinary people as physically underdeveloped creatures or half-human beasts, with mask like faces and smiles of naïve optimism. Frequently his work is used to portray the marginalised and unhappy, their physical confinement and half forms a call to change and metamorphose.
Rather than words, but through images this book catalogues his artistic story, a story reflecting personal tragedies of everyday contemporary Syrian reality.