Sannib Art

Sannib is an English artist with Syrian and Lebanese origins, a creative and cultural melting pot that is exquisitely reflected in his works.

His paintings, in fact, harmoniously blend the ancient calligraphic and pictorial arts of the great Arab tradition with advanced printing techniques and Western pop subjects.

The result is splendid canvases where icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Mona Lisa, Audrey Hepburn stand out against backgrounds of iridescent colours, with an ancient and precious patina that recalls the sumptuous interiors of riads. Sannib's extraordinary ability is to give the canvas a sense of depth and thickness, a bit like when in ancient buildings the layers of paint on the walls are removed to bring the original decorations to light. The result is a sense of time, memory and history.

Born in Kuwait to a family of diplomats, Sannib grew up between London, Syria and Palestine, absorbing and making his own the cultures of the different countries. He began painting at just ten years old, totally self-taught. Impressed by his talent, his parents send him to lessons with Fared Jorgeous, one of the greatest masters of Syrian painting.

He continued his education in the United Kingdom and, at just 18 years old, had his first solo show with great success. Several group exhibitions followed in Syria and Kuwait while requests from collectors and gallery owners increased.

Under the guidance of Mard Issa, a Norwegian artist of Syrian origins, he discovered abstract painting and acrylic colors which he learned to blend harmoniously with oriental styles.

His educational, artistic and personal path finds the perfect synthesis in Dreamalism, a term coined by Sannin himself to define his own style and mission as an artist. Dreamalism, untranslatable into Italian, is a movement where the purpose of art is to support those who dream and those who pursue freedom and their goals.

Alongside the production of paintings, which are increasingly in demand in the art system, he has also been involved in important public projects such as the restoration of the door and the names of the divinities in the Kaaba, the sacred building in the center of Mecca which houses the black stone venerated by pilgrims.

The artist's works