Adel Dauood (SY)

“My paintings are for me a kind of rebellious reaction to all the fights that is going on all around the world. They are also an inner monolog about my despair towards this. My paintings invites the viewer to a dialog about my memories, full of color and unrest from my war tormented home country, Syria.” 

Adel Dauood

The artist Adel Dauood is born in 1980 in Al-Hasakah, Syria, where he resides until 2014 and then moves to Wienna, Austria, which is his home today. Yet Adel’s troubled past in Syria is still reflected in his dramatic paintings, which has obtained international recognition and is exhibited at among other things The British Museum and George Berges Gallery, New York. Adel is educated in Fine Arts from both Damaskus and Al-Hasakah. This becomes clear when looking at his superior technique.

The artist works mainly in two formats; oil and acrylic on canvas and ink or coal on paper – two immediately different expressions, which represents Adel’s broad range of talents. The oil/acrylic paintings are often in great formats with an abundance of vivid colors and impressions, while the paper drawings are smaller and appear with simpler motifs in muted colors. The stroke is the same but in two different styles.

Adels works are both abstract, surreal and entirely concrete; creatures, humans and fragments are hiding in the lines for the beholder to interpret. To Adel, the message in his works should not be clearly defined but something subjective, which occurs between the beholder and the art. The many colors and motifs, especially in the paintings, makes is possible to get lost in the art and experience it again and again. The characteristic, fragile strokes wake the paintings energy; layer upon layer of vibrating scenes supported by vivid, nuanced backgrounds.

Adel draws inspiration to his art from all over the world, but he possesses a drama and severity clearly referencing his life in the war tormented Syria. Each picture tells a story about turbulence and peace, life and death in a completely unique fashion: Adel Dauood’s art is exceptional, and Gallery V58 is proud to represent him.

Stud.mag. Nordic language and literature & Visual Culture, Anna Emilie Ravn

EDUCATION

2002
Graduated from The Fine Arts Center, Al-Hasakah, Syria
2011
Graduated from Fine Arts, University of Damascus, Syria

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019
NORTH kunstmesse, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, solo exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Herning, represented by GALLERI V58, Herning, Denmark
Affordable Art Fair Hamborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Gallery Artemons Contemporary, solo exhibition, Linz, Austria
British Museum, Pushing paper: Contemporary drawing from 1970 to now, group exhibition, London, England
George Bergés Gallery, SUMMER GROUP SHOW, New York, USA
Art Bodensee, represented by Galerie galerie, Graz / Hinterland gallery, Vienna, Austria

2018 
Gallery Artemons Contemporary, The Last Supper, solo exhibition, Vienna, Austria
Kalimat Gallery, solo exhibition, Istanbul, Turkey
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Affordable Art Fair Hamborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
NORTH art fair Aalborg, represented
 by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

Art Innsbruck art fair, Innsbruck, represented by Galerie 9900, Lienz, Austria

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Hinterland gallery, solo exhibition, Vienna, Austria
NORTH art fair, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Beirut art fair, Beirut, represented by Samer Kozah Gallery, Damascus, Lebanon
FLOWER POWER – Vegetation in art, group exhibition, Galerie Artemons Contemporary, Hellmonsödt, Austria
Parallel Vienna, Vienna, represented by Galerie Artemons Contemporary, Hellmonsödt, Austria
Galerie 9900, group exhibition, Lienz, Austria

2016
Winter exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Borders, Galerie Artemons Contemporary, Hellmonsödt, Austria
Syrian Cultural i Bremen, Villa Calleri Ichonn, Germany
Restrictions of the Earth, Karsi Sanat Istanbul, Turkey
Galerie Artemons Contemporary, Hellmonsödt, Austria
Restrictions of the Earth, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Supermarket Independent Art Fair, Hinterland Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The Energy of Color, Foresight32 Art Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2015
Hinterland gallery, solo exhibition, Vienna, Austria
Syrian Art in Hard Times, Beirut, Lebanon
Art against violence, Gallery Klein Vienna, Austria
EDUCULT, Galerie  Museumsquarter, Vienna, Austria
Miniaturen, Art 3 Gallery, Austria
BEIN KURDISH, Hinterland Gallery, Vienna, Austria
Artisis Syrians, Bordeaux, France

2014
Future Painting, Essl Museum, Vienna, Austria
Gallery Klein, Vienna, Austria
Year Exhibition, Gallery Klein Vienna, Austria
Works on Paper, Gallery Klein, Vienna, Austria

2013
Foresight32 Art Gallery, Dead Sea, Jordan
Sunflower Theatre, Beirut, Lebanon

2012
Foresight32 Art Gallery, solo exhibition, Amman, Jordan
Art Haws, solo exhibition, Damascus, Syria

2011
Miniaturen, Mustafa Ali Gallery, Damascus, Syria

2010
Paintings From The Middle, Hall Konsthaln, Sweden
In The Middle of The Road, National Library, Damascus, Syria
Competition Passion PRO, Galerie Kamel, Damascus, Syria

2009
Grass and Mud, Gallery New Art, Hasake
In The Middle Studio, Damascus, Syria

2006
Gallery Ybla, Aleppo, Syria

2003
Museum Taha Taha, Ar-Raqqah, Syria 

REPRESENTED BY

2015
The British Museum, London, England
Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah Art Museum, UAE

VIDEOS

http://adeldauood.com/?page_id=420

Born 1980

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 130 x 140, 2017, d.kr. 44.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 200, 2018, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 160, 2018, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 120, 2019, d.kr. 38.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 110, 2019, d.kr. 38.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Olie på lærred, 140 x 140, 2014, d.kr. 44.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 300, 2018, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 200, 2019, d.kr. 55.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 160, 2019, d.kr. 49.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 140 x 120, 2019, d.kr. 41.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 73 x 65´, 2019 SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 73 x 65´, 2019

Adel Dauood ‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 170, 2019, d.kr. 52.000,-

Uden titel, olie på lærred, 120 x 140, 2016, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 120, 2018, d.kr. 38.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 140 x 120, 2018, kr. 41.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2019, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2017, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2018, d.kr . 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2018, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2019, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2019, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2017, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 36,5 x 36,5 (30 x 30), 2019, (Euro 900) d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 150 x 150, 2018, kr. 47.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 140 x 140, 2018, kr. 44.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred,110 x 100, 2018, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 90 x 75, 2018

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 120, 2018, SOLGT.

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 100 x 80, 2018, SOLGT

Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 80, 2018, kr. 32.000,-

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 120, 2018, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 120 x 120, 2018, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Akryl på lærred, 90 x 75, 2018 SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 38 x 38 (20 x 20), 2017, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 38 x 38 (20 x 20), 2016, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Ink på papir, 38 x 38 (20 x 20), 2016, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 150 x 150, 2018, d.kr. 36.000,-

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 150 x 200, 2018, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 140 x 130, 2018, SOLGT

Uden titel, olie på lærred, 130 x 130, 2016, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 130 x 140, 2017, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 130 x 140, 2017, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 130 x 140, 2017, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 130 x 140, 2016, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 120 x 140, 2016, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 120 x 100, 2017, SOLGT

Uden titel, akryl på lærred, 150 x 150, 2016, SOLGT