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