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The human form and faces, in particular, lie at the heart of Yazigi’s instantlyrecognisable paintings, ceramic relief carvings and sculptures, with people often depicted as underdeveloped creatures or half-human beasts. “The Babylonians were depicting the human form 6000 years ago and I, along with others, am simply continuing what they began,” he notes. “I believe it represents the most important thing on this earth.” While the war and regional unrest are inevitably key influences, Yazigi also draws on aspects of everyday life in his art, from the mundane to the humorous. “I aim to capture people’s emotions and expressions, be it happiness or sadness,” he says.

Details

  • Title: Title Unknown
  • Creator: Fadi Yazigi
  • Date Created: 2012
  • Location Created: Syria
  • Physical Dimensions: 40 x 40 cm
  • Type: Mixed Media
  • Medium: Mixed Media on Brown Paper Bag
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Support: Paper
  • Depicted Topic: Painting, Paper, Mixed Media
  • Artist nationality: Syrian

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