Adnan Hamidah_bw Born; Damascus, Syria
2000 – Present – Visual Arts instructor at the Arab International University, Damascus.
2001 – 2018 – lecturer at Damascus University Fine Art Faculty.

Nature is Not Silent Series

Nature is Not Silent No.7 – acrylic on canvas, 100x100cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No7-acrylic-100x100cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.41 – acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No41-acrylic-110x100cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.37 – acrylic on canvas, 100x70cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No37-mixed media-100x70cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.36 – acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No36-mixed media-110x100cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.35 – acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No35-acrylic-110x100cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.34 – acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No34-mixed media-110x100cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.33 – acrylic on canvas, 120x120cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No33-mixed media-120x120cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.19 – acrylic on canvas, 120x80cm 2019
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No19-acrylic-120x80cm_19_web

Nature is Not Silent No.15 – acrylic on canvas, 100x80cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No15-acrylic-100x80cm_18_web

Nature is Not Silent No.49 – acrylic on canvas, 110x100cm 2018
Adnan Hamidah-Nature is not silent-No49-acrylic-110x100cm_18_web

Adnan Hamidah was born in Damascus in 1962.

The subject of Adnan Hamidah’s paintings are inspired by everything around him in urban setting and the countryside. He arranged his objects from his surrounding urban and country scenes of the mountains, towns, plants, animals and introduces some times human faces integrated with the objects in a semi-abstract vision and aggressive brush strokes to suggest movements on the surface of the canvas which he calls his recent works “Nature is Not Silent” departing from the traditional still life settings that many artists throughout art history painted. Mr. Hamidah paint with freedom, ignoring the limitations and the restrictions of the believable and the unbelievable. The viewer can see imaginary creatures living side by side with human silhouette or faces and some are humanized.

Mr. Hamidah was a regular visitor to the national museums of Damascus, Aleppo and Palmyra since chldhood. He compiled over years a visual memory inspired by what he saw at the museums the great art of the ancient civilizations of the Assyrians, the Phoenicians, the Canaanites with their mighty ancient God and Goddess.

He’s style and use of color with spontaneity of painterly expressionist brush strokes determine the final look of the painting. Mr. Hamidah changed subject and style slightly by the influence of the Syrian war which affected many artists of his generation in Syria. The works carried on with many of his subjects but with a twist of the good and beauty of objects that is evident in his recent works that showcases his feelings during the many years of war during bad moments and calm days that reveal anger, excitement, beauty and the celebration of life.

Education
2000 – Present – Visual Arts instructor at the Arab International University, Damascus
2001 – 2018 – lecturer at Damascus University Fine Art Faculty

Professional Career
2001 – Present – Art Director at Al Najem company & Tiger company for art production
2001 – Present – Animation & Graphics instructor at Indian Arina Academic
Board member of the Syrian Visual Arts Union

Solo Exhibitions
2019 – Ishtar Gallery, Damascus
2002 – Al Wasti Gallery, Damascus
2001 – Al Said Gallery, Damascus
1999 _ Nasir Shora art fair, Damascus

Group Exhibitions

2019 – Contemporary Art in Syria, organized by TaklaStiftung.org, Breman, Germany
2017 – The European Free Hand Gathering
2015 – Dortmund Kaiser Strasse Gallery, Germany
2016 – Dortmund Birget Gallery, Germany

Awards
2003 – Walt Disney company appreciation certificate from Director John Colhen

Collections
Adnan Hamidah works are in many private, public and museums collections around the Middle East, Russia, England, Germany and U.S.A.