Elias Ayoob-headshot_bw Born; Damascus, Syria
Currently studying for Ph.D degree – for a doctorate of Philosophy in Sciences of Art, Russia
2016 – Master’s degree in Kursk State University, Russia
2009 – Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, University of Damascus

 

Allegorical Expressionist Paintings Series

Still Blue Sky Over Damascus – acrylic on canvas, 130x95cm, 2017Ayoob-Still Blue Sky Over Damascus-Acrylic on canvas_130x95_2017_D

Black Rain – mixed media on canvas, 100x100cm, 2015Ayoob-Black Rain-mixed media on canvas_100x100_2015_M

Damascus Light – acrylic on canvas, 120x100cm, 2017
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Damascus Rhythm – oil on canvas, 120x100cm, 2016
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Dark Cloud – acrylic on canvas, 120x100cm, 2017
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Entrance into love city – oil on canvas, 70x60cm, 2018
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Dust of War – oil on canvas, 50x35cm, 2015
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The Promenade in City of Love – oil on canvas, 150x85cm, 2018
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Red Field – acrylic on canvas, 120x100cm, 2018
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Thus begins the Spirit – acrylic on canvas, 120x100cm, 2017
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ARTIST STATEMENT

Elias Ayoob is a Syrian visual artist – الفنان التشكيلي السوري الياس ايوب His recent work is nostalgic to his city of Damascus daily lifestyle. the artist currently is living in Russia studying for his Ph.D degree, Philosophy in Sciences of Art. His painting style is based on allegorical symbolic forms executed rapidly with expressionist method of painting.

“I especially love the allegory in Elias Ayoob’s oeuvre; inside his pictures War-torn into a hard, sad painting, but, nevertheless, this is Art, which contains Hope for overcoming that horror’’ said Dr. Natalya Goncharenko, director of exhibition hall “Rodina Gallery, Russia”

Education
Currently studying for Ph.D Degree, doctorate Philosophy in Sciences of Art, Moscow State Academic Art Institute named V. I. Surikov, the Russian Academy of Arts
2016 – Master’s degree in Kursk State University, Russia
2009 – Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria

Professional Career
2012-2013 worked as an Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus, Syria

Solo Exhibitions in Syria
2017 – “Love in Damascus”, Umjetnicka gallery, Dubrovnik, Croatia
2017 – “Rodina” gallery, “Belgogrod”, Russia
2009 – Kozah gallery, Damascus, Syria

Group Exhibitions
2018 – Russia & Poland, group artists travel exhibition
2017 – Four Syrian young artists exhibition “Interpenetration”, South Ossetia
2017 – “Daly Allegories”, Belgorod, Russia
2017 – “Bona Mente”, Come In cultural center, Moscow
2016 – International exhibition “Four Words About Peace’’, Belgorod, Russia
2017 – Exhibition “ Two Generations” at Art House, Damascus, Syria
2016 – Several interregional exhibitions and festivals, Kursk and Belgorod, Russia
2016 – first annual group exhibition Expo 2015, National Center of visual arts, Damascus
2016 – “Basma and Zaitouna” Beirut, Lebanon
2016 – Third prize award of Avant-garde painting, in Art week ArtPlay, Moscow, Russia
2016 – Exhibition “70 years of Syrian independent”, at House of Nationalities, Moscow, Russia
2016 – Art week ArtPlay, Moscow, Russia
2015 – Several interregional exhibitions, Kursk, Russia
2015 – Finalist of “Art Level ” competition for young artists in Kiev, Ukraine
2014 – Moscow’s workshop (organized by UN. and Zervas group), Moscow, Russia
2013 – Beirut Art fair, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 – Beirut Art fair, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 – Exhibition of Syrian young artists at “Les Plumes” gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2017 – Second annual group exhibition Expo 2016, National Center of visual arts, Damascus
2007 – Group exhibition of young artists, Damascus Faculty of Fine Arts, Syria
2008-2012 – Several participations in interregional exhibitions of young Syrian artists “spring of each year”
2008 – Exhibition of young artists “Al Liqaa”, Kozah gallery, Damascus, Syria; prize of “Abdullatif al Sumoody”
2009 – Third prize award in Art Competition for Syrian young artists “Petrocanada” “Dar al Assad “, Damascus, Syria

Awards
2016 – first annual group exhibition Expo 2015, National Center of visual arts, Damascus
2016 – Third prize award of Avant-garde painting, in Art week ArtPlay, Moscow, Russia
2009 – Third prize award in Art Competition for Syrian young artists “Petrocanada” “Dar al Assad “, Damascus, Syria

Collections
Elias Ayoob works are in many private, public and museums collections around the Middle East, Russia, France , Denmark ,Croatia, and Holand