Footages from Safwan Dahoul’s solo exhibition “Repetitive Dream ” held in Ayyam Gallery London from May 9 – June 8, 2013. Scrambled, hanging on hope, teared apart, edge of losing patience, fear of waking up & facing a heartbreaking reality and bigger fear of seeing the same devastating dream again… Between reality and dream; Dahoul once again captivates with his minimalist, detailed paintings our daily scenes, routines, states of mind & emotions into a solid, silent yet screaming, serene & rebellious figures.
About Safwan Dahoul
Born in 1961 in Hama, Syria, Safwan Dahoul lives and works in Dubai. Dahoul attended the Suheil Al Ahdab Center of Plastic Arts and the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus. In 1987 he received a scholarship to study abroad from the Ministry of Higher Education and relocated to Belgium, achieving his Doctorate from the Higher Institute of Plastic Arts in Mons in1997. His work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; The Samawi Collection, Dubai; The Farjam Collection, Dubai; and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, Kuwait. (Source)