Biography

Born in Aleppo in 1950, Saad Yagan studied at the Fine Arts Centre in Aleppo, then at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 1970. He established ‘The Point,’ an art and literature gallery in Aleppo. He presented several TV programmes on arts. Yagan held many solo exhibitions in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hamburg, Los Angeles, and Kuwait. He focuses on capturing the relationship between humans and space, and the dynamics of static and moving objects. Yakan uses the human body as his subject, and follows techniques from several art traditions. He does not hesitate to create multiple surfaces within the space of the painting, or drawing the human body with geometric lines, and sometimes involving daring colours for expression.