July 12, 2011: Fadi Yazigi describes his sculptures and art to Beirut.com as part of its online coverage of MENASArt Fair in Beirut. Dar Al Funoon, a Kuwait City-based gallery, represents this artist at the fair.
Born in Lattakia, Syria in 1966, Fadi Yazigi studied sculpture in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus. Since his graduation in 1988, Yazigi has been working with amazing discipline as a full time artist. He enters his studio at 9:00 am and doesn't leave it before 5:00 pm for seven days a week. Yazigi uses different techniques in his works; he paints on canvas or newspapers, makes clay reliefs …etc and he has developed a very personal style for each. His talent is evidently present in all his works. As a professional sculptor, Yazigi's bronze sculptures are formed in a very exquisite way that is inspired by the creatures present in his black and white paintings; as if they decided to leave the paintings and have a walk around us.
Yazigi has had numerous exhibitions in the Middle East, Europe and the USA, selling to collectors all over the world. His paintings are also sold between London and Dubai, in Christie's and Sotheby's auction houses.
Learn more about MENASArt Fair 2011, participating artists & galleries, and associated events at http://beirut.com/l/7356