Diab’s pop & graffiti inspired expressionist paintings reflect on current events and concerns. With a touch of humor and a load of contrast and symbolism, he positions his subjects in center-stage of an otherwise nondescript background. Diab’s paintings of balloon headed figures with darts and flower pistols “playfully depict fate, violence and the ease some have at taking life.”
Born in 1977, Palestinian artist Oussama Diab has quickly gained prominence in the Middle East Art Scene. He has been featured in many exhibitions throughout the region since graduating from the Faculty of Arts in Damascus in 2002. His solo exhibit ‘In the Name of Freedom’ at Ayyam Gallery, Dubai (DIFC) will be opening tonight 17 Sept – 30 Oct.