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Safwan Dahoul

Safwan Dahoul
Rawaa Talass
23 March 2023

Rawaa Talass meets Safwan Dahoul for the Dubai Collection

One of the first artists I interviewed during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020 was the great Syrian painter Safwan Dahoul, whose career has spanned over thirty years. We spoke over the phone, on the occasion of his then recently opened show at Ayyam Gallery in Dubai, when doing in-person interviews was out of the question. A soft-spoken man, there was something reassuring and calming about his voice at a time when there was a lot of uncertainty ahead. That gentleness also permeates throughout his evocative paintings.