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Mohammad Zaza is a Syrian artist who was born in Riyadh in 1987. Growing up in an artistic family, he started drawing and painting at an early age. After completing high school in Saudi Arabia, he moved to Syria in 2006 to study at the faculty of Fine Arts at Aleppo University. He held his first solo exhibition in 2008 and, after his graduation in 2010, was appointed as a painting teacher assistant at the University until 2012. He was also a part of prestigious art fairs such as the Saatchi Start Art Fair at Hafez Gallery-Jeddah and Art15 London.


Zaza’s art, which is mainly canvases, represents his identity and the binding power of all aspects of his life. In his paintings, Zaza focuses on the movement that lies behind fixed scenes. He redefines the preconceptions of form by removing the link between shape and function. While everything in the universe is held together by a gravitational force deriving its energy from a greater whole, Zaza boldly challenges these limitations by imagining his creations as amorphous and detached from context. He breaks down other boundaries in his art – those between past and future, light and dark, and even between us and others. Each of his paintings offers an individual experience for viewers who find a unique connection to his art.



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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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