About Fadi El Chamaa
Fadi El Chamaa is a Lebanese artist based in Baabdat. He is a creative artist working in an eclectic variety of techniques and imagery. Combining a playful nature with an insatiable hunt for the new, Fadi creates a new process for each series of work converging abstraction and realism, the known and the unknown, the sane and the insane. His idiosyncratic work draws the viewer into an intuitive reality.
b. 1960, Beirut. Self-taught. Working in Baabdat, – Lebanon
College Patriarcal – Beirut
Ecole des Freres Mont la Salle – Ain Saad
In 1981, Fadi starts as a salesman in family owned business (art material distribution).
In 1995 he leaves the family business to dedicate himself to art in general and painting in particular. After few shows and 2 Salons d’Automne in Beirut, the financial pressure starts weighing on his growing new family.
In 1997, he joins JWT advertising agency in Beirut as a copywriter. He collects many regional and international creativity awards. In 2006 and as Executive Creative Director of JWT Cairo, he wins the first Cannes Lion Award in the MENA region.
In 2013 he joins TripleTwo Communication Agency – Doha as their Chief Creative Officer.
He leaves the advertising world in 2014.
He paints since then.