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Born in Syria in 1958, Ahmad Moualla studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris in
1987 after completing his undergraduate education at the University of Damascus’ Faculty of Fines Arts.
Upon completing his training in France, he returned to Syria where he taught at his alma mater from 1989
until 1996, developing a significant following among his students and young artists.
Since resettling in his
native country, he has participated in a variety of exhibitions throughout the Middle East, Europe and North
America and has been given solo shows at some of the Arab world’s most prestigious galleries, namely Green
Art Gallery (Dubai), Atassi Gallery (Damascus) and Sultan Gallery (Kuwait), gaining notoriety among fellow
artists, critics and collectors across the region.
Moualla’s earlier works incorporated airy figures in chaos-filled settings that were often executed in a limited
palette of warm tones. These indistinguishable, faceless subjects often appear darkened with black shadows
so that they remain as anonymous characters of an equally mysterious world. As he has built his oeuvre,
however, these figures have slowly disappeared, leaving an expressionist wasteland of text and brushwork
that transports the viewer.
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