Fadi Daoud’s artistic maturity belies his age. The 27 years old belongs to a family of artists, but he stands out on his own, deeply rooted in the tradition of this area, but also pioneering artistic trends. His “linear” style is distinctive; he masters the line, possesses it, manipulates it to his end and it, like a willing mistress, allows itself to be used and made into beautiful art. Influenced by famous regional artists but by traditional places of education as well, Fadi, forever attentive and sensitive to his surroundings, absorbed teachings and information, creating his own attractive style. Parallel lines flow seamlessly, seem to run to infinity, as they should, but then, defying laws of physics, bend ever so slightly, to create curves and domes, rounded lips emitting sounds or decorating curlicues. They generate endearing people and tableaux, life and movement, sound and smell. Derived from the spirituality of Islamic art, the geometrical sharpness of lines meeting at acute angles is softened by Fadi who listens to music while working, often creating a world of music himself. Iconic regional singers – Umm Kalthoum, Asmahan, Fairouz – back-up artists and instrument-plucking musicians populate his paintings, as do fish and fishmongers, and men whiling time away playing ancient board games or cards. Wearing traditional costumes and fezes, sporting mustaches and intent on their games, these charming individuals bring to life old, romanticized times, live in a long gone, peaceful era that had nothing of the mad pace of modern days. Byzantine art and Sufi spirituality also inspire Fadi. His twirling dervishes, painstaking streaks of color, are an embodiment of the latter, people who through dance and music forget about everything actual and tangible to reach a spiritual world. It is their way of worshiping and getting closer to God. The overall aspect of Fadi’s paintings is, refreshingly surprising, figurative. Yet at microcosm level, any square block of his imagery is an intriguing abstract. His colors are fresh and strong; their play, and that of the lines, gives the two-dimensional images depth and animate them. Fadi’s works appeal to young and old, to traditional and modern, to artists and lay people alike. They talk about an artist who although young, has covered a long distance, and hold promises of more. Ica Wahbeh
Art Revolution 140x200cm acrylic on canvas
Dervish 100x80 cm Acrylic on canvas
Dervish 140x140cm acrylic on canvas
Dinner after the Last Supper 140x200 cm acrylic on canvas
fayroz 140x200 cm acrylic on canvas
liberty 140cmX140cm acrylic on canvas
Oud Player 140x200cm acrylic on canvas
oum khalthom - al atlal 140 x 200 cm acrylic on canvas
Oum Khalthoom - El Hub Kolo 200x140cm acrylic on canvas
Pavarotti 130x90 cm acrylic on canvas
Spirit 140X140cm acrylic on canvas
Tarab 80x210 cm acrylic on wood
Solo Exhibitions: 2012/ Solo Exhibition at Finan Art Gallery, Amman-Jordan. 2008/ Solo Exhibition at Rowaq Al-Balqa Art Gallery, Aqaba-Jordan. 2007/ Solo Exhibition at zara gallery, Amman-Jordan. August, 2006/ Solo Exhibition “Um-Kalthoum sings Petra”. In the memorial of the great Egyptian singer “Um-Kalthoum” relating her greatness to the Ideality of Architecture in the Nabatean piece of Art “Petra”. Zara Gallery, Amman-Jordan. March,2006/ Solo exhibition at Ishtar Gallery Damascus – Syria. 2004/ solo exhibition at Orient Gallery, Amman-Jordan. 2003/ solo exhibition at Orient Gallery, Amman-Jordan.
Fadi Daoud 1984 Fuhais-jordan
1996/ solo exhibition at Rowaq Al-Balqa Art Gallery, Fuhies-Jordan.
Group Exhibitions: 2012/ Grope exhibitions and Book Lunching – aqaba , aqaba 2010/ Grope exhibitions and Book Lunching - Petra , Amman 2008/ Grope exhibitions and Book Lunching – Train Passed ( Hijazi railway satiation ) , amman 2007/ Grope exhibitions in the Ministry of culture gallery, Algeria August ,2010/ Organizer and participant at the 3rd Symposium of Rowaq Al-Balqa,Fuhies-Jordan August ,2009/ Organizer and participant at the 2nd Symposium of Rowaq Al-Balqa,Aqaba-Jordan February,2008/ Organizer and participant at the first Symposium of Rowaq Al-Balqa, the 10th Symposium for European Artists Fuhies-Jordan December,2006/ Group exhibition at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Emirates Palace Hotel
2005/ Group exhibition in the French Educational institute. Amman-Jordan. 2002/ Group exhibition in Blue Fig. Amman-Jordan.