“Colour is my passion in life, still since the childhood the elixir of happiness that
became an addiction”
In Civilian Spectrums each corner of the city has a different rhythm, and in every constructed tempo we can see a fresh existence of the identity. It grows within the society, building the contemporary human impression inside of us.
Identity is not just a specialty of the visual scene or a part of a beautiful place. It is the place itself: the beating life inside a river of human impressions and the tense existence for its civilian products.
From Damascus to Beirut, and recently Istanbul, different places hold the fragrance of the Mediterranean, reflecting the image of the human beings who have lived among it for centuries.
A civilization grows with love for life and the water that records the reflections of every little change with the sound of sunlight.
At the age of 13, Imad decided to take a step closer to art concepts and he joined professional art classes in Damascus. While it was a tense experience for him in the Faculty of Fine Art, he graduated from Damascus University in 2011. Impressionism pushed him to build his concepts with a rich palette of colors.
In 2012 Imad left his hometown because of the crises. Because of his desire of knowledge he went to Lebanon and started the explosion concept as a reaction to his memories.
In 2014 he started Civilian Spectrums exploring the deep relation between identity, the place, and the human traces.
After a rich experience in Beirut he decided on moving to Istanbul in the beginning of 2015, as Istanbul held a new kind of inspiration to continue with his palette concept.
Imad has participated in many exhibitions and performances in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States; his latest solo exhibition was in Beirut 2015.
The Afternoon Light
The Hill's Soul