Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"Women in canvas" - Art Exhibition by Tarek Butayhi

Tareq Butayhi born in Damascus in 1982, is a talented young artist. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting in 2006 and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree. Butaihi took part in many group and solo exhibitions in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Kuwait among many other countries. 

 Women through a man’s eyes | Arts & Ent , Culture | THE DAILY STAR

However, his multitude of skills is what brought him to Art on 56th’s attention. His work is characterized by its expressive content and spontaneity. During the painting process, the colors are what define the shapes forming contrast. The figures of women are also an essential aspect of his paintings. He breaks stereotypical constraints of women through distinct representations in his paintings. Read more on 

 Women through a man’s eyes | Arts & Ent , Culture | THE DAILY STAR

His vision in pink is part of Syrian artist Tarek Butayhi’s latest solo show at Art on 56th. Entitled “Women on Canvas,” it follows on from his exhibition at the same venue in February 2013, the oddly named “Women in Canvas.”

 Women through a man’s eyes | Arts & Ent , Culture | THE DAILY STAR

His paintings remain impressionistic, characterized by their chaotic, frantic brushstrokes and spontaneous feel. 

 Women through a man’s eyes | Arts & Ent , Culture | THE DAILY STAR

Even as he accentuates the femininity of his subjects, by emphasizing their curves and long, vibrantly colored hair, and overtly demonstrates their sexuality by depicting them in tight clothing or naked from the waist down, Butayhi ensures that they retain an element of individuality.