Biography

Born in Hassaka in 1972, Sabhan Adam learned art through self-teaching. He held solo exhibitions in Paris, New York, Beirut, London, Jordan, Venice, Dubai, Damascus, and Cairo. His work is reminiscent of Francis Bacon’s, the British artist, for both address important questions, not only by chosen subjects, but also by the approach to shape and expression. Adam reconstructs the human face in deformed shapes, and the body turns into narrow colour spaces. In most of his paintings, he depicts a lonely person within the space, drawn by emotional lines, surrounded by a shocking colour.