Born in 1986 in Damascus, Syria, Elias Ayoob is currently based in Moscow, where he has been doing a PhD in History and Philosophy of Art at V.I. Surikov, the Russian Academy of Arts since 2016. Ayoob's semi-abstract paintings and works on paper are imbued with allegory and offer enigmatic figures and landscapes awash with an inviting and subdued colour palette that recalls and reimagines the tragedies of war.
2017 Love in Damascus, Umjetnicka Gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2017 Daly Allegories, Belgorod, Russia
2014 Four Words About Peace, Belgorod, Russia
2012 Les Plumes Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2009 Kozah Art Gallery, Damascus, Syria