About Ziad Dalloul
“Painting a landscape on one’s canvas is not an end in itself,” says Syrian artist Ziad Dalloul “You have to step into the landscape to see it from the inside, deconstruct it in order to reconstruct it, in accordance with our fantasies and memory which is inseparable from the representation of any work of art.”
Born in Soueida, Ziad Dalloul (1953) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1977, and from L’École nationale superieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 1987. Using traditional materials, Dalloul creates landscapes and stiIll lifes which are often recollections of his birthplace in Syria or tend to take on a symbolic significance.
Ziad Dalloul has exhibited around the world, and his work can be found in major public collections including those of the British Museum, London; Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris; Khaled Shoman Foundation, Amman; Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah; La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; The Jordan National Gallery, Amman; Al Mansouria Foundation, Jeddah; Fondazione OresIadi, Italy and the Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile among others.