Lebanese born, Suzi Fadel Nassif, is a famed contemporary artist whose creative mind springs to life, artwork of intriguing mobility, wonder and emotional resonance. Naturally gifted from an early age, Suzi was determined to reach the pinnacle of her artistry. Driven by the artistic expressions of Salvador Dali, she developed a keen eye for minute details, analyzing colors and texture. Journeying into groundbreaking abstract impressionism and surrealism, she gains inspiration from the interconnectedness of people from different walks of life, cultural diversity, mysteries of existence and the semblance of emotions.
Using acrylics and oil as her primary mediums, she elevated her work and propelled her career into the international market. Since beginning her professional painting career in 2014, Suzi went on to travel the world, exhibiting her work at notable art events and exhibitions in countries like France, Russia, Japan, Italy, England, USA and Portugal. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Vera Award, the Unicef Award, and the Leonardo Da Vinci Award. She attained the CasanovaArts Lover Award in 2016 and most recently, the Certificate of Excellence, Palm Award in 2017.
Filled with the ambition to attain new heights, Suzi merges the old and the new into a coalescent mix by reviving the idiosyncrasies of legends like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol, bringing resurgence into her work. Her ability to tell compelling stories through her artwork in the form of shapes and bursts of colors, borrows from Scheherazade’s spiral storytelling method. Fascinated by the tales of people, Suzi mentally captures glimpses and gazes of facial expressions in times of joy or sorrow which filters through into her paintings. Enhancing these emotions, she adds a twist of surrealism that bridges an emotional connection with art enthusiasts.
Working out of her studio between Lebanon and Dubai, Suzi signed with world-renowned Saphira and Ventura Gallery in NewYork. Building on the momentous success over the years, she continues to create mesmerizing pieces and expand the gallery, as she expresses her love for art and life.
From a very young age, I was aware of my orientation towards visual arts. My notebooks were filled with various sketches, artistic fonts and vivid colors. I took and continue to take pleasure in finding beauty in everything. My eyes and mind have become accustomed to admiring and analyzing details, colors and textures. I have always known I would follow my artistic dreams, wherever they may take me. Perhaps what inspired me the most is Paulo Coelho’s quote: “When you want something, the entire Universe conspires to help you to achieve it”.
Innovative diversification is the cornerstone of my art oeuvres. From black and white to vivid colors, mild to sharp and sassy strokes, and different styles and mediums, my paintings tell a unique story with deep emotional echoes.
In the words of Picasso: “Painting is a blind man’s profession. He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen”.
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