Adel Dauood was born in Syria and graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts Damascus, Syria in 2011. Dauood’s art can be described as a transition between abstraction and concreteness, expressionism and surrealism, colour explosion and reduction. His small-format paper works are home to extraordinary beasts; dangerous yet friendly, the beasts inhabit the roughened paper with their long, entwined legs, pointed teeth and numerous eyes and udders. Dauood’s art mediums are ink, charcoal oils and acrylics.
Dauood does not mimic paintings and portraits of concrete persons; he paints novel characters of his own creation which he gets to know them during the process of painting them. His portraits are of human nature or humanity itself, portraits of felt, sensed, lived and imagined lives. His inspiration pieces his pictures together: a foot here, a face there, arms growing out of a vortex of lines, body parts and bright colours.
Dauood has held several solo exhibitions between the years 2012 and 2020 in Austria, Denmark, Turkey, Jordan and Syria. During his years as an artist, Dauood’s works were exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including ones held at George Bergès Gallery, New York and Berlin (2020, 2019), Gallery V58, Denmark (2019), Den Gallery, Kuwait (2018), 9900 Gallery, Austria (2017) among many others. He has also participated in various art fairs including The Art Fair Kunst for Alle (2020), Hamburg Art Fair (2019), Armenia Art Fair (2018), Beirut Art Fair (2017) and Supermarket – Stockholm Independent Art Fair (2016).