This publication presents a selection of key works by Syrian artist Marwan that was exhibited by Meem Gallery at the Armory Show in New York bringing together important works from the 1960s to the 1990s. Marwan is well known for his distinctive style and monumental paintings, utilizing the recurrent themes within his self-portraits, portraits, figures and silhouettes. Each decade since the 1960s marks a new chapter for Marwan, developing his style, technique and concerns.
Marwan first exhibited in New York in 1976, in a solo show at Gruenbaum Gallery. Since the late seventies, he has participated in an abundance of solo exhibitions internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art in Baghdad, 1980, to the Institut du Monde Arab, in Paris, 1993, to his recent show at the Fundação de Serralves in Porto, 2014. His work can be found in over thirty-five international public collections including the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, National Museum, Damascus, Tate Modern, London, British Museum, London, and the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.