Walid El-Masri

Syria | 1979

Walid El Masri aims to transform the singularity of a commonplace object such as the chair, by employing animated marks and a disquieting colour palette. By juxtaposing the familiar into an object of anger and discomfort, he elicits a sentiment of apprehension in the viewer and invites them to contemplate their subjective bias.



205 x 180 cm | Mixed media on canvas
Prior to receiving his BA from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria in 2005, Walid El Masri practiced mosaic-making between 1994-2000. During this period, he studied at the summer academy at Darat Al-Funun in Amman, Jordan, under the guidance of expressionist Syria painter Marwan Kassab-Bachi. El Masri currently lives and works in Paris, France.

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