Khaled Takreti’s large-scale compositions explore the psychology behind his female subjects through a painting style that marries contemporary portraiture with a refined sense of design. Inspired by the loving familial relationships of his childhood, recent work also examines his adolescence in 1970’s Damascus, acting as a visual diary and means of recording memory and charting time.
Born in Beirut in 1964, Khaled Takreti lives and works in Paris. His work is housed in collections including the Mathaf Museum of Contemporary Art, Doha; Syrian National Museum; and the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. Solo exhibition include Ayyam Gallery DIFC, Dubai (2012, 2010); Ayyam Gallery Beirut (2010); Ayyam Gallery Damascus (2009). Group exhibitions include Mathaf Museum of Contemporary Art, Doha (2011); French Cultural Center, Damascus (2012); Paris et l'Art Contemporain Arabe, Paris, Beirut, Sanaa (Traits d'union touring exhibition, 2011-12).