For the painter Tamim Sibai, born in Damascus 1991 and currently working and living in Berlin, art is a means to face one’s own thoughts and feelings.Influenced by dialogue with the other(s), encountered behaviours, masks and mirror images, Tamim’s painted portraits reflect a mixture of the painted person’s image and the artist’s own feelings towards that person. His paintings style is colourful and he favors thick layers of oil paint as a technique. The colours are aggressive and applied out of free movement. Tamim’s paintings are lively and serious at the same time. Despite the wild and expressionist tone, the figures transpire a certain sense of calm. Their faces are motionless and rigid.
He has shown his artworks at many exhibitions, in Damascus, Berlin, Khartoum and in a private collection in Beirut, Khartoum, Graz, Montreal, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Spot on the Paintings
These paintings are all about human attitude, behaviour, reactions, emotions, characters and appearance. What people hide in themselves and how the artist can see it and turns it into Layers of colours so it can be seen through a painting. All humans issue matters to art for ever and a day. All these postures and faces in this exhibition are prepared to let people wonder and question: are they glad or sad, complicated or simple.
The artist ask his or her self same questions when he or she see people around. To build a healthy community has full understanding of humans acts is a basic goal. To reach a better version of humanity in our world. Using various wild colours is in purpose, to show the strength of people impressions in the day life. And using layers of oil colours is a technique to express the hidden emotions and take us beyond the lines to the depth of person’s spirit. As a human who happened to be an artist, i invite you to see and react with every picture and color.
Feel free to know the life story for every person in my paintings.
2018 Master Degree of Fine Arts in Painting at Udk, Class of Prof. Bukhard Held in Berlin, Germany
2014 Bachelor Degree of Arts in Painting at Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria
2019 Solo Exhibition “No Rhythm, But one …” at Salong Cocette Atieler, in Växjö, Sweden
2018 Solo Exhibition “One Day” at Voodoo 55, in Berlin, Germany
2015 Solo Exhibition “Fake Perfection” at Institut Français, in Khartoum, Sudan
2014 Solo Exhibition “Body Expressionism” at Faculty of Fine Arts, in Damascus, Syria
2019 Group Exhibition “KlEINE FORMATE” at REFUGIUM Gallery in Usedom, Germany
2018 Group Exhibition “Mutare” at Mutare Gallery in Berlin, Germany
2018 Duo Exhibition “Conversation” at Institut Français in Khartoum, Sudan
2017 Group Exhibition “A Journey of Belonging” at Positions Gallery in Berlin, Germany
2017 Group Exhibition “h2” at SEZ in Berlin, Germany
2017 Group Exhibition “What the Weekend is Gallery 2” at Alte Münze in Berlin, Germany
2017 Group Exhibition “EAF Collection” at Bogen Koncept Store in Kassel, Germany
2017 Group Exhibition “Enter Art Foundation” at Multipolster in Berlin, Germany
2016 Group Exhibition “Common Ground” at Universität der Künste in Berlin, Germany
2016 Group Exhibition “Schau08” at Schauwerk in Berlin, Germany
2015 Group Exhibition “Mariane” at Institut Français in Khartoum, Sudan
2013 Group Exhibition “Vision” at Nassar Gallery in Damascus, Syria
2012 Group Exhibition “Sketches” at Mustafa Ali Gallery in Damascus, Syria
2012 Group Exhibition “2012 Group” at Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria