Thinking poetically and philosophically about his sculptural practice, Lutfi Romhein creates precisely carved forms that arch, twirl and flow in abstracted ways. In a commission depicting the duality of man and woman, he contemplates the universality of humanity in which man and woman come to symbolise the origin of life, symbolising strength and tenderness. In doing so, he highlights the ways in which man and woman are similar, in spite of their differences.
Born in Kraia, Lutfi Romhein (1954) began studying sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, Italy in 1985. Working in a variety of materials such as wood, marble, plaster and steel, Romhein sculpts fluid and lyrical figures, animals and abstract compositions. Varying in scale, from monumental public commissions to pedestal-sized pieces and furniture, his representative works are abstracted into smooth shapes with sensual curves.
Romhein has exhibited in Syria, the UAE, Italy, France, Canada, the US, Norway, England and Spain. His work is on permanent display at the National Museum of Damascus; National Museum in Amman; Town Hall of Brusque, Sainte Affrique, France; Syrian Embassy, Washington, DC and Burj Khalifa Plaza, Dubai.