Fadi Yazigi was born in Latakia, Syria in 1966. He studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, obtaining a BFA in Sculpture in 1988. Yazigi still lives and works in Damascus producing a range of works from painting to sculpture to reliefs that all mirror each other in terms of subject matter and, for the most part, focus on everyday life in Syria. Yazigi regularly casts his sculptures in bronze, and they often depict people as underdeveloped creatures or as half-human beasts. As a figurative painter, Yazigi’s work revolves around people and human emotions with a nostalgic sensibility towards the individuals that he encounters. A strong facet of his work is experimenting with new materials and techniques, allowing him to continuously increase the range of his oeuvre.
"I've been working for more than 25 years now, every day, at my art, so my influences are all around me. I do feel a responsibility to reflect the personal tragedies and stories I see in Syria. I've always been interested in the faces of the people and the atmosphere of my country. It's not just in the last few years."
"My artworks are executed with both; accumulation and daily practice. Building my figures requires effort and dedication to come up with a form that is concise, while revealing the sensuous side of the structure of the work." Yazigi says.