Abd al-Rahman mowakket

Abd al-Rahman mowakket

Abdul Rahman Mowakket – A contemporary sculptor from Syria

For more than 40 years filled with his sculpture and artistic researches, Abdul Rahman has formulated important artistic space in the modern Syrian art and especially sculpture. He was fully devoted for artistic work since 1976 and he’s still up to now working at his private workshop.

ABDUL RAHMAN MOWAKKET • Born on 1946 in Aleppo city, studied in it and graduate from Teachers postgraduate institute by “good” degree• 1960 Started practicing fine arts, drawing and sculpture in a brilliant way, and the glimpse of the sculpture talent started to rise strongly• 1965 Started his studies of Fine Art by personal study through a big collection of Fine Art technique & sciences books • 1970 Started his actual artistic activities on the country level with a series of personal, group and official exhibitions • 1976 Devoted himself to the Fine Art by practicing it in his own atelier (workshop) and to teach Sculpture in Fine Art Centre, Aleppo • 1980 Went to Italy and studied “nude sculpture” in Rome Academy of Fine Art. Being in Rome , he has been introduced to the artistic movement in Rome and to the most important works of art in the squares and the museums of Italy . Also, he exhibited his work in an exhibition in Rome • 1982 Returned back to Syria glaring and full of artistic powers to execute large number of sculpture works and started to prepare a good number of studies of monumental statues in the favour of many local squares • 1984 Started to execute a large number of monumental statues in the squares of city of Aleppo up to now, also he presented enormous number of statues which have been presented in personal and group exhibitions: Monumental works:1- Memorial of Martyrs: Aleppo Saad Allah Al Jabry Square 1984-1985 Aleppo yellow Stone (Stone Epic)

2- Memorial monumental Al Majed Fighting Base 1986-1987 Italian Marble (100 Tons of Italian Marble)

3- Memorial Monumental of the Martyr Bassel Al Assad – Aleppo 1995-1997 Made out of Bronze (Total 10 Tons of Bronze)

4- The study Memorial Monumental wall of the Martyr Bassel Al Assad Square 1998-1999 Aleppo – 75 Square Meters of Gibson

5- Commencing the execution of the monumental wall of Martyr Bassel AL Assad 2002-2003 Aleppo Martyr Basssel Al Assad square (25 Cubic Meters of Italian Marble)

6- Study and executing work on Aleppo Int. Airport and the water artistic wall 2001-2002 made of small pieces coloured ceramic in total 300 Square Meters space

7- Designing and executing the Memorial Monumental of Aleppo Intl. Airport 2003-2004 Made of Bronze Height 8.50 Meters Weight 5.2 Tons

Personal Exhibitions:-1971 First Expo Aleppo National Museum -1976 Stone and marble Statues Damascus – Al Shaab Gallery -1979 Big Stone Statues expo – Aleppo Al Sabil public garden -1979 Exhibiting 6 huge statues of stone – Damascus National Museum garden -1980 Collection of small bronze statues – Damascus Al Shaab Gallery -1981 Collection of small bronze statues – Rome Potico di Guadri Gallery -1989 Marble Statues – Aleppo Bilad Al Sham Gallery -1990 Marble statues – Damascus Bilad Al Sham Gallery -1992 Marble statues – Damascus Al Sayid Gallery -1994 Bronze statues – Aleppo Bilad Al Sham Gallery

His work is distributed inDamascus:Presidential Palace – National Museum Damascus (Modern Art Hall) – National Leadership Building's garden – Ministry of Culture and its museums – Within collections of Syrian fine art fans

Aleppo: National Museum – Presidential Palace – Public squares and gardens – Touristic places – A number of government establishments and places – Within the collections of Aleppo Fine Art fans

Large number of distributed statues in Lebanon – Germany – France – Spain – Italy … and many more

The artist Activities: -Managed the artistic symposium in Aleppo which involved more than 100 artists -Won large number of trophies in monumental competitions in Syria Won Sculpture trophy (Golden Medal) in AL Mahabbah biennale Lattakia 1999 also - won a number of certifications from the Ministers Chamber – Ministry of Culture and a number of artistic establishments Member of Fine arts Council Member of Arab Fin Artists Union - Honoured by the Ministry of culture in Al Mahabbah Festival 2002 due to the part he played in the artistic movement and for his works he executed

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