Elias Ayoub’s painted figures are embedded in either realistic or dream-like landscapes and depict relationships or emotions. “I work in an expressive symbolic style… dominated by abstract spaces,” he explains.
Born in Damascus, Elias Ayoub (1986) graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University and obtained a Master’s degree at Kursk State University, Russia. He is currently working on a PhD in the history and philosophy of art at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. Working in different styles, his expressive figures and scenes have emotive colours and organic flowing shapes while other works have an angular and geometric approach, or even a combination of both styles together.
Elias Ayoub has participated in group and solo exhibitions and art fairs throughout the Middle East, including the Beirut Art Fair, Lebanon. Further afield, Dubrovnik City Museum, Croatia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Rostov-on-Don, Russia; Annual Plain-Air in Opole, Poland; among others. His work is in public and private collections in the UAE, Egypt, Sweden, France, Denmark, the USA and The Netherlands, Syria, Russia and Croatia.
- Old Cities - 2018 in Artis Art Space / Kursk / Russia
- Daly Allegories - 2017 in / Belgorod / Russia
- Love in Damascus - 2017 in Umjetnicka Gallery / Dubrovnik / Croatia
- Four Words About Peace - 2014 in / Belgorod / Russia
- Syrian Young Artists - 2012 in Les Plumes Gallery / Beirut / Lebanon
- Rhythms through Human Figures - 2009 in Kozah Art Gallery / Damascus / Syria