Sabnah Adam

Syrian poet and painter on spotlight in Artspace

Dubai, U.A.E; April 2006- Art Space Gallery presents the enigmatic paintings of Sabhan Adam in a special exhibition from 22 April to 20 May 2006.

The Syrian-born artists gained fame for his surrealist artworks, which depict enigmatic and intricate images of people. Adam started painting when he was 17 years old.  Five years later, in 1994, he had his first exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Damas.  As admiration for his paintings   grew, Adam’s works were showcased in various other exhibitions in Beirut, Dijon, Amman, Nice, Barcelona, New York and Paris.  

In addition to paintings, Adam is passionate about writing poems and has published many of his works in a prolific career spanning more than twenty years.

Catch a glimpse of this highly respected artist as he showcases some of his best works in the exhibition organized by Art Space Gallery and sponsored by long time art patron Gargash Enterprises.  The selected paintings will highlight Adam’s peculiar individuality, as well as the deep-seated anger and anguish that characterize many of his works.  In his own words, Adam says, “Each time I start painting, it means I am facing a problem.  I am always tormented…The more I paint, the angrier I become.”

Art Space Gallery is located on the 9th floor of The Fairmont Dubai and is open from Saturday to Thursday, 10:00am to 8:00pm.  For further information, please contact the gallery at 00971 4 332 5523.