Fadi’s work is full of energy, playfulness and obsession. Using self manufactured tools he depicts eccentric states of being; the many personalities he encounters along the way with their chaotic emotional landscape.
Self-taught. Painter since 1982. Lebanese, born in Beirut, 1960.
During his early youth (1974) Fadi played with photography and spent most of his time in the darkroom. Instead of being out taking photographs he preferred creating his own images using light and chemicals. This hobby developed into a passion of making things out of any reaction or interaction by interweaving techniques of darkroom process with painting.
In the 90’s he learned advanced theory and contemporary practice of pigments and binders at Royal Talens labs in Aperldoorn. He shared his knowledge pertaining to the importance of technology in the creative process in academic institutions such as Beirut University College, Lebanese University, American University of Beirut, and Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Art,
He participated in many collective art shows in Lebanon during the 90’s and exhibited in 1994 in one of the first art installations in Beirut; a 22 meter walk-on painting (Forum Art Fair)
Thanks to his friend Roy Haddad he traveled the Arab world for 15 years to live and work in 8 Arab cities as a creative director of a multinational adverting agency. During these years he stopped exhibiting but continued to be involved in the art world.
On June 2014, Fadi returned to Beirut and since dedicates all his time to painting.
2016 Deviations – Galleria Soul Egypt – solo
2016 elchamaa vs khawam – Rochane Gallery Beirut Lebanon
2016 Utopian Identity – 59 Rivoli – Paris France
2016 Auction exhibit for AEC Beirut Lebabnon – Sculpture
2015 Strange Fruits – Wood Of Joy – Baabdat Lebanon
2012 Mapping Soul – 59 Rivoli – Paris France
2011 Transformations – Installation – Joanna Seikali Gallery – Lebanon Solo
1997 Drawings and paintings – Rochan Gallery – Beirut Lebanon
1996 Salon d’automne – Sursock Museum
1995 Flowers on the floor – Installation – Forum Art Show – Beirut Lebanon
1995 Salon d’automne – Sursock Museum
1995 Yarzeh Art Show – Lebanon
2016 elchamaa is Looking For Faces in Spaces Article in AlHayat pan Arab newspaper
2016 elchamaa vs khawam Divergence and coherence Article in L’orient Le Jour Lebanese newspaper