Adnan al Sharif

Palestine 1949-Jordan 2010.

"My painting holds colors of abstract expressionism in harmony with academic figurative and brute architectural lines adjacent to fervent brush strokes. I create this antagonism within one area with studied constructivism in creating spaces. I am concerned with creating an contemporary fine arts painting that is exclusively my  own. For that reason, its existence in the eyes of the viewer becomes a reflection of the outside world that surrounds us with its tough reality; with its industrial developments and economic crises, politics, wars, and pollution that drowns us in a state of unbalance and depression, and affects the public at large in their search for the bare necessities of sustaining life."
- Excerpt from Adnan al Sharif's artist statement (translated from the Arabic)
Jordanian Artists: Testimonials and Studies, Published by Darat al Funun - The Khalid Shoman Foundation, 2002.
Adnan al Sharif held the position of Assistant Director from 1996 - 2005.