Suzi Fadel Nassif

About the Artist:

Suzi Fadel Nassif is a contemporary artist born in Lebanon, but have been based in Dubai for over twenty years. From a very young age, Suzi was aware of her orientation towards visual arts and is a self taught artist, who taught herself and explored different techniques and mediums whilst Lebanon was going through rather difficult War Times.

Driven by the artistic expressions of Salvador Dali, she developed a keen eye for minute details, analyzing colors and texture. Journeying into groundbreaking abstract impressionism and surrealism, Suzi gains inspiration from the interconnectedness of people from different walks of life, cultural diversity, mysteries of existence and the semblance of emotions.

Suzi has a vivid imagination, an excellent memory and a unique sensitivity when it comes to lots of subject matters. She stores images, emotions, facial expressions, words, poems in her mind like an organized catalogue. With every painting, she tells a different story, sometimes from her mental catalogue, other times from a present reality or surreality!

Suzi focuses a lot on the eyes, the eyes are the most prominent element in her portraits. They speak to her and to the others about the beauty or the struggle of a personal experience in a culture or in a society. Suzi paints her dreams, your dreams, her reality, your reality, every tragedy, and comedy that exists around us. With every portrait, she portrays a situation, a mood, or how she imagined it to be. it’s important to Suzi to breath life into a painting, to scream the silence of the viewer where they can relate to her art in a certain way.

Suzi is the legendary storyteller Scheherazade in her own artistic way where colors, faces, phases, mediums, brushes, canvas and her are the main vessels to tell stories of more than one thousand and one nights!

Art Events & Exhibitions:

  • PADAROX Solo Exhibition, Saphira & Ventura Gallery, New York ,2018 (upcoming)
  • Tokyo Art Fair, Japan, 2018 (upcoming)
  • Art Basel, Miami at Arte collective Gallery and Art fusion Gallery, 2017
  • Orchestra, Solo Exhibition at COYA, Dubai, 2017
  • START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2017
  • Santa Fe Art fair, New Mexico, Arte Collective Gallery, 2017
  • Exhibition in Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, Florida, 2017
  • VIVA LA VIDA, VIVA EL AMOR SOLO EXHIBITION at COYA, Dubai, 2016
  • Venice Biennale: Viva Arte Viva WORLD TOUR VENEZIA, 2016
  • Art Basel at COYA Miami, 2016
  • Carousel de Louvre, Paris, 2016
  • VIVA LA VIDA, VIVA EL AMOR, Solo Exhibit at COYA, London, 2016
  • The 10th Moscow international Festival of Arts “Traditions &Contemporaneity/Moscow, 2016
  • Tokyo Art Fair, 2016
  • World Art Dubai Exhibition, 2016
  • Sonnet of Every Breath- Solo Exhibition, Lisbon, 2016
  • Fragment of Nostalgia, Solo Exhibit at COYA, Dubai 2015
  • VERA Festival, Portugal, 2015
  • Exhibition at Ajman Saray, Dubai, 2015
  • The Address Hotel, 2015
  • International Design Exhibition (INDEX) Dubai, 2015 World Art Dubai Exhibition, 2015
  • International Design Exhibition (INDEX) Dubai, 2015 World Art Dubai Exhibition, 2015
  • Woman in Art, Courtyard Gallery Exhibition, Dubai, 2008 & 2013

 

AWARDS

ARTIST STATEMENT:  

From a very young age, I was aware of my orientation towards visual arts. My notebooks were filled with various sketches, artistic fonts and vivid colors. I took and continue to take pleasure in finding beauty in everything. My eyes and mind have become accustomed to admiring and analyzing details, colors and textures. I have always known I would follow my artistic dreams, wherever they may take me. Perhaps what inspired me the most is Paulo Coelho’s quote: “When you want something, the entire Universe conspires to help you to achieve it”.

Innovative diversification is the cornerstone of my art oeuvres. From black and white to vivid colors, mild to sharp and sassy strokes, and different styles and mediums, my paintings tell a unique story with deep emotional echoes.

In the words of Picasso: “Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen”.

 

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