20/11 - 30/11:
Patria en Pinceladas by Zeina Nader
To paint the landscapes of my country from my artist's perspective, infused with the abstract emotions of my love for this land that has endured so much, yet always risen with dignity and strength, is to unveil all the wounds of my life and imbue them with the hope of my colors.
This homeland of mine, which radiates nothing but beauty despite all the assaults on its peace, is a profound message of love and resilience to the world. Its tranquil landscapes, the blue of its sky and the green of its nature, the sea and the foam, the mountains where magnificent, red-roofed houses nestle, the herds of sheep and the trees, the fauna and flora – I paint them all with the fervor of my brush. For within my simple and serene vision lies the strength of this sacred land.
Interweaving by Ouisam Melhem
In the project, 'Interweaving,’ Lebanese artist Ouisam Melhem transports viewers to enchanting Beirut through detailed paintings that convey its rich history, vibrant culture, and profound emotions. Each piece evokes longing, nostalgia, and admiration for this captivating city, inviting viewers on a visual journey. The artworks seamlessly reflect the interplay of elements that define Beirut, blending its historical heritage with contemporary influences. Beyond the physical aspects, the paintings capture the interconnected lives of its inhabitants, celebrating the human connections that weave through the fabric of Beirut's society. 'Interweaving' immerses visitors in Ouisam’s interpretation of Beirut, encouraging contemplation of its complex tapestry of memories, culture, and resilience. It serves as a tribute to the city's enduring spirit and ability to weave together fragments of the past with the vibrancy of the present. Through thought-provoking paintings, he creates an atmosphere that engages viewers on a multidimensional level, leaving them with a renewed appreciation for Beirut's interconnected wonders.