Lot 5, Fadi Yazigi - Untitled - Shades vs Shapes - Paintings and Sculptures from the MENA - Auctions



Executed in: 2005

Medium: clay relief sculptures

Size: 14.5 x 14.5 cm each (27 x 27 cm mounted on black wooden board)

Signed in Arabic on the lower right. Dated "2005" on the upper right corner.

Signed in Arabic on the lower left. Dated "2005" on the extreme right part.


Private Collection, Lebanon.

Acquired directly from the artist

This artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


Beirut, Lebanon

Price realised €5,612

Estimate €5,000 - €7,000


Stylistic references to the ancient art of Mesopotamia and the Fertile Crescent are omnipresent in Yazigi’s oeuvre, particularly in his relief works. His reliefs are captivating in that they are instinctual – in spite of his formal training and refined precision in sculpting – he remains unhindered by expectations or formalities. The two panels of flesh-like protruding sculptures are contoured with clay. They convey a sense of the primordial, unsophisticated beauty of humanity, alas quashed by the weight and drudgery of modern life

Fadi Yazigi (Syrian, b. 1976)  is a renowned and well-collected sculptor and painter. His work conveys human emotion, revolving around the characters he meets in daily life. The artist possesses a nostalgic sensibility towards the indi­vid­uals that he encoun­ters and works to portray them candidly. Speaking about his own practice, the artist says: “My works are a nos­talgic chron­icle of rela­tion­ships; the source of my stim­u­la­tion is all that sur­rounds me and all those who have left an indelible mark on my life.” A strong feature of his artistic practice is his ongoing experimentation with new materials and techniques which has allowed him to con­tin­u­ously increase the range of his oeuvre. For example, he often incorporates unorthodox approaches, such as painting directly on newspaper or furniture.

Yazigi obtained a BFA in sculpture from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1988. Since then, he has been a pro­lific artist working with extreme discipline. He was greatly inspired by his invitation from the Delfina Foundation in 2007 to be the Middle East Representative as an artist-in-residence in London. His artworks are housed in public collections including the Delfina Foundation (London), A.M. Qattan Foundation (London), Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (UAE), and Kaleemat Foundation (Istanbul). His notable solo exhibitions include Art Paris Art Fair (Paris 2016), Galerie Tanit (Beirut 2015), The Mosaic Rooms (London 2011). He also participated in the Sharjah Biennale (1999).

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