OUR FUTURE DEPENDS ON YOU!
I am a child of the war. I am a Lebanese painter and my art has always been my escape from the difficult situation in my country, since my childhood.
Few months before the Coronavirus has invaded the world, Lebanon was already going through very painful times. The country was facing a revolution. And so, the lockdown provoked by the spreading of the virus was added to the complexity of our internal matters. It’s a global situation. It’s a world economical crisis, but for Lebanon, it is indeed a desperate cause. I see around me people suffering from hunger because of the rapid and catastrophic devaluation of our monetary system. The fear of being contaminated by the Covid-19 was added to the disaster of our financial and economical breakdown. I, as an artist, have suddenly seen all my doors closed. I already missed 3 international exhibitions and the confinement has given me more reasons to be anxious and worried. One of my sons is still blocked alone in London and the daily amount of bad news, coming from everywhere, have been good reasons for despair. However, I never let myself down. I never stopped painting. I was very productive during these last months. My brushes and my tubes have been my best friends and my colours have turned the greyish days into bright ones.
My art is my personal therapy and that is why I can’t live without painting.
My art is my personal therapy and that is why I can’t live without painting. I did big and small scales of canvases. I used different media and I could let my imagination travel in so many beautiful places. I created my own new world, filled with peace, love, health and sunshine, through my abstract brushstrokes. My paintings are all joyful and happy. They are the hidden spaces of my mind. They are ecstatic rays of light and I want them to bring hope and peace to anyone who would admire or acquire them.
Therefore I always repeat: “Art will save the world.”