Ahmad Moualla has become well known for his beautifully-painted and highly dramatic canvases. Often composed on a grand scale, Moualla’s theatrical paintings wrestle with the often strained relationships between society and the individual; of the power of past and present icons and by the increased blurring of line between reality and fiction, and the conscious and subconscious mind.
Born in Syria in 1958, Moualla is considered as one of the leading post-modern artists in Syrian expressionism. He was the first to introduce performance in his work, and first exhibited at Atassi Gallery in 1997 with the exhibition entitled A tribute to Saadallah Wannaous ( the late Syrian playwright). Moualla graduated from the Damascus University of Fine Arts followed by the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris.
His solo exhibitions include: Grey Ash, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2011); Word: The body of the dialogue, Municipality of Athens - Center of the Arts, Athens, Greece (2010); New Works, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2009).
He has been shown in several group shows including: Nightfall, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, Hungary (2012); Written Images. Contemporary Calligraphy from the Middle East, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Hong Kong, China (2012); New Horizons: Art from Syria, Contemporary Istanbul 2009, Istanbul, Turkey (2009); Signs: Contemporary Arab Art, Sundaram Tangore Gallery, New York, NY (2009); Syrian Modern Art, Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar (2008).