In the Name of Freedom: Oussama Diab

In the Name of Freedom: Oussama Diab

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Monday, September 17, 2012

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Monday, September 17, 2012

Ayyam Gallery, DIFC is pleased to invite you to the opening preview of ‘In the Name of Freedom’ by Palestinian artist Oussama Diab on Monday, September 17 at 7pm.

Featuring a selection of his latest paintings, Diab’s exciting Pop and graffiti-inspired expressionistic canvases employ symbolist interpretations of current events and concerns. Candor, yet playful, this juxtaposition reflects a duality prominent in all of Diab’s work.

All featured on nondescript patterned backdrops, the subjects take center stage. Diab’s paintings incorporating balloon-headed figures and darts playfully depict fate, violence, and the ease some have in taking life, while others denote the crucifixion, pain, imposed blindness and temporal issues, leading the viewer to ultimately question his own mortality.

Born in 1977, Palestinian artist Oussama Diab has quickly gained rank within the Middle Eastern art scene. A graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus in 2002, he has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and has been honored for his work with several awards from the distinguished Young Artists exhibition in Syria. Since his debut show with Ayyam Gallery Damascus in 2009, his work has continued to impress critics, while several successful sales at Ayyam Auctions have garnered the artist great recognition among regional art lovers.

The DIFC space is located at the Gate Village, Building 3. Please contact the gallery at or call +9714 4392395. You can also visit