Painter Nidal Khaddour uses his brush to create work that highlights beautification in its essence by drawing upon unconventional inspirations, mainly the impact of the socio-political state around him. The paintings see the unification of geometric abstraction with colours reminiscent of Impressionist paintings. This unification serves the artist’s aim to create a positive reflection of his world. Khaddour explains that ‘sadness pushes [him] to create joy. [He] has the desire to make the world see beauty, instead of ugliness.’
Khaddour is a member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society and has educational experience as an art teacher in the UAE and Syria. His works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including New Members Exhibition, Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah (2017); 1001 Nights, La Parole Art Gallery, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi; Life Through Art, La Parole Art Gallery, Al Ain Rotana (2017); 12 Voices, Rotana Beach Hotel (2016); Shots of Nature and Human, The French Alliance of Abu Dhabi (2015); Future Identities, Palazzo Radetzky, Milan (2015); and Syrian Art & Culture, Ismaili Cultural Center (2015).
Khaddour was born in 1979 in Homs, Syria. He received his BFA from the College of Fine Arts, Damascus University in 2009. He lives and works in Al Ain.