Fathallah Zamroud


A Syrian-Lebanese painter, born in Lebanon in 1968, Fathallah Zamroud studied interior architecture at the Lebanese American University, going on to spend seven years training with painter Louna Maalouf. Combining his knowledge of architecture with his skill as a painter, his artworks, which were often based on photographs, explored the destruction wreaked by war, focusing specifically on the conflict in Syria and its spillover in Lebanon. His powerful expressionist paintings conveyed the tragedy of war without resorting to images of human suffering. Instead, he captured abandoned and temporary structures in nuanced, muted colours that evoked raw emotion in the viewer, conjuring a world of silence, devoid of life. He exhibited at Ayyam Gallery Beirut in 2014, showcasing a series called Material Remains in collaboration with Lebanese artist Ginane Makki Bacho. In 2017 he held a solo show at Ayyam Gallery Beirut and was also invited to participate in the 13th edition of the Sharjah Biennial. Fathallah Zamroud passed away in February 2018.