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  • Thursday Nov 29 2012 from 06:00 pm until 09:00 pm
  • Friday Nov 30 2012 until Saturday Dec 01 2012 from 10:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 03 2012 until Saturday Dec 08 2012 from 10:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Monday Dec 10 2012 until Thursday Dec 13 2012 from 10:00 am until 08:00 pm
  • Mark Hachem Gallery, Capital Garden, Salloum Street, Mina El Hosn, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Arts & Culture

MARK HACHEM GALLERY- BEIRUT Is proud to present the contemporary artwork's of Syrian artist HOUMAM

Outstanding Syrian artist Houmam's exquisite works have recently come on the world’s stage at Sotheby’s in Doha and at a successful sale at Christies in Dubai.
Houman takes the human figure to a new level of expression with his playful and childish representations of everyday people set in a specific time and space. The faces are distinctive in their formative build with strong and flexible characters, which are grounded in his sculptural background. Houmam who has recently moved to Beirut from Damascus is a multi-disciplinary artist working in several media however his beautiful sketches are often the inspiration behind his painting's and sculpture. The exhibition ' From Damascus to Beirut' is the result of memories recreated such as a road in the old neighborhood or himself with his family, drawn from a memory of them walking down the street.

The exhibition has several reoccurring themes, sketches from the recent uprising- families fleeing or men cowering in the street. Giant ants climb around over his figures, human hands grow in pot plants. And his signature 'HATS', Houmam explains 'In the past the hat was around the whole area of the brain...the characters could see but they couldn't think. Now you can see on eye visible the other eye covered. The characters only see things from one side-one opinion, one perspective. 'From Damascus to Beirut' will be on view at Mark Hachem Gallery until December 13, 2012.


Born in Mesyaf, Syria in 1981, Houmam Al Sayed graduated from the Sculpture Department of the Institute of Applied Arts in Damascus in 2003. Although relatively new to the regional art scene, he began exhibiting his work at a surprisingly young age. In 1998 he participated in an exhibition of painting at Teshrin University in Lattakia while just seventeen years old. Since then he has exhibited throughout Syria and has participated in group shows and symposiums in the Arab world.

Exhibiting at Masyaf Castle in 2006, and Ninar Art Café, Damascus in 2010. Al Sayed also participated in the annual collective exhibitions at the institute of Applied Arts, the Youth Exhibitions, Dar El Baath and Al Shaeb gallery. He was involved with the Almlajeh Painting festival and a workshop for countries of the Mediterranean, Damascus, in 2007. He took part in several sculpture symposiums such as the Maysaf symposium, 2004, Fairgrounds symposium in Damascus 2004, Zabadani sculpture symposium, 2005, Almonicar symposium, Spain 2006, Almonicar symposium, Spain 2007, Beauty Love symposium, Mashta Elhelou 2006 and the International Symposium in Mashta Elhelou 2007. He won the Second Sculpture price in the youth exhibition, Damascus 2004. His work is in private collections in Lebanon, Spain, France, United Kingdom, United States and Italy.

Among the most known and famous artworks of Houmam Al Sayad are Hooligan Boys and calligraphy.

For more information contact Mark Hachem Gallery- Beirut on + 961 999 313 or +961 70 94 90 29

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