Born in Afreen, Syria in 1973; Hasko Hasko graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University; in 2000. In 2001 – 2007, he won several awards. Hasko participated in several group exhibitions in Istanbul, Beirut, London, Damascus, Lattakia, and Aleppo. His work utilises expressive symbolic elements. He does not concern himself with realistic representation; rather, he depicts his subjects with simple lines. This is evident in his paintings that address human inner worlds, especially those of women, and those that depict nature, or combine the two. Hasko’s work does not lack symbolic signals or apparent beings that are beyond simple forms.