About Adi Atassi
Lives in Cyprus
“My approach when creating is a construct-demolish-repair process, and during this struggle I find a brutal yet honest identity [in] my subjects.” says Adi Atassi.
Born in Homs, Adi Atassi (1962) entered the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, at the age of 18. In his mid-20s, romance took him to Cyprus, where he lived and worked in semi-isolation, which he credits as being important to his artistic development at that time. Much of Atassi’s work revolves around expressively painted abstracts, figures and landscapes. Using an intense colour range, in many of his works the hues blend and flow together.
Atassi has held various exhibitions in Nicosia and has participated in group shows in Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Romania, Germany and Spain. In 2006, he won first prize in an art competition for a work for the new Supreme Court building in Nicosia, Cyprus.