Kais Salman

Kais Salman was born in Tartous, Syria in 1976 and lives and works in
Beirut. He studied Fine Art at Damascus University. His paintings use satire to subvert the normalisation of greed, consumerism, and vanities that have come to define our globalised present. More recently, his work has explored topics as diverse as the psychological and physical toll of the violence happening in Syria, terrorism, cosmetic surgery, religious fanaticism, and imperialism – themes that speak to the effects of globalisation and its discontents. His provocative and somewhat sinister subjects are exaggerated to a comical effect, which is enhanced by his highly saturated colour palette, to highlight the absurdity of our contemporary era. Salman’s paintings are currently housed in private collections throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe.