Meet Suzi Fadel Nassif, the Lebanon-born contemporary artist currently dominating the art scene across the globe…
Have you ever wondered what it was like to get a glimpse into the creative mind of a naturally gifted artist? Fortunately, I had the chance to do that as soon as I stepped inside Suzi Fadel Nassif’s home in Dubai. Vivid colours, textured walls and a melting candle wax sculpture sitting atop of her living room table were as inviting as her adorable dog wagging its tail at the entrance of her Jumeirah-based home.
Every corner a canvas to unleash her creative potential, Suzi’s home was just a glimpse of her mind — a beautiful mess of colour, inspiration and emotions, and then translated into her artworks.
Blown away with her breathtaking canvas paintings, abstract art and an interesting take on surrealism; she’s developed a keen eye for minute details that have been inspired by different walks of life, cultural diversity and mystery.
Here, we chat with Suzi just days before her next exhibition at COYA Dubai (details below) to discuss her artistic ambition, her creative process and why she’s worried about where art is heading.
Can you tell us a little bit more of the introduction to art for you?
Since I was a child, I have always had this artistic imagination and I used to scribble a lot. After a while, I started studying music and graphic design, and I even graduated with a marketing and graphic design degree. I worked in an advertising agency as a creative department and I did a lot of things — all under the art umbrella. However, I never studied painting, fine arts, and I never took any classes.