Reem Tarraf_bw Born; Homs, Syria
1998 – Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts, University of Damascus
Teacher in Art Education

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Before the current proxy war in Syria began in 2011, Syrian artist Reem Tarraf enjoyed listening to classical music in the background while painting beautiful abstract paintings. In 2011, as the sounds she began listening to the background became bombs and rockets, she struggled with how to use the medium of art to convey to the world the widespread suffering of the war. Her images turned much darker, such as above abstract painting series of bloody laundry on a clothesline. Like so many of her artist colleagues, she changed her style to include the horrible reality around her.

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The rebellion of the soul

Reed Tarraf abstract paintings are definitions of forms, lines, colors with suggestion of movements that depict beauty, anger, happiness and spiritualities. She focuses on color and texture for the ultimate visual shock with unlimited imagination of thoughts.

Born in Homs, Syria
Graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Damascus in 1998, department of graphic arts.
She won the third prize at the third exhibition of Syrian youth and has worked for many years in the field of design, drawings and programs for children as well as in art education.
She has participated in many artistic activities outside of Syria in Canada, Dubai and America and resumed her artistic production activities, and devoted herself to it in 2016.