I was born in the country where the first civilizations in the world were born, this is Syria, in its capital Damascus.
My creative journey began when I was little. I loved drawing cartoon characters.
After leaving school, I entered the Faculty of Fine Art in Damascus, and there I received my first professional knowledge in art.
Then I decided to study cinematography. Entered the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, and received a diploma bachelor as a director of photography.
I have directed a lot of films and also worked as a director.
My path as a conceptual fine art photographer. Started in 2012. The tragedy in my native country of Syria, I mean the war, had a very strong effect on me, it was very painful inside of me, as it is for all people. Through photomontage, I began to make various artworks that cover the war in Syria. It was like an outlet for emotions.
Further, friends and close people appreciated my Artworks.
I started covering different topics.
I think the main source of inspiration in everything is love. This is a powerful engine. If we can keep love always, then we can do everything qualitatively. Love gives desire and desire makes us work, and work gives results.
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian Sufi poet of the 13th century says: "Love is not afraid, even when you are in a sea of ??fear"
I love to read philosophy and I think in life the same way.
I try in my artworks to visualize what I read in different books, thoughts that I like. I also like to visualize social issues, political ones. These works are published in Arabic electronic newspapers.
I really enjoy looking for a visually interesting language to express.
Photography, photomontage and digital art gives me the freedom to express myself. With the help of photomontage technique (using different photos) I feel the freedom to fly, to combine incompatible things. Through metaphors I try to visualize different ideas. Also, sometimes I create something in 3D if I can’t photograph it, and then I use it in my artwork.
I believe that art should ask questions.Valuable art should carry some kind of philosophy or thought or message. A beautiful picture without a concept is just like a beautiful actress on stage without text.
I also have a hobby which is playing the guitar. I love Flamenco music very much, it has a very interesting deep character. A flamenco guitarist must have good finger technique. For this you need to train a lot. It is very important for me to feel different types of art, it teaches a lot of things, and it is a pleasure for me.
Confucius says "If you don't want to work in life, do what you like"
My artwork has received various awards you can see this link https://tamer-art.com/awards