Ayman Baalbaki is a Lebanese artist, residing and dealing in Beirut. Born in 1975 within the yr the civil battle began in Lebanon. He attracts most of his inspiration from these occasions. Ayman studied Advantageous Arts in Beirut and on the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. He’s recognized for his large-scale expressionist portraits of fighters and ruins of buildings generally occupied by refugees who have been compelled to go away their properties through the combats. His type of portray and his material made him one of many widespread younger Arab artists. After the 2006 Lebanon Struggle he drew sequence of scattered buildings associated to the demolitions consecutive to the bombings of Beirut’s southern suburbs.
Though finest recognized for his work, Ayman additionally works with set up artwork. He introduced ‘Les Frigos’ an set up depicting a container enclosing a baggage whereas at École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs. Nomadism is a recurrent theme in his work and appeaed in his newer works equivalent to Vacation spot X, that was featured in Arabicity (2010) an exhibition curated by Rose Issa in Liverpool’s Bluecoat and Beirut’s Beirut Exhibition Middle. Vacation spot X is an outdated Mercedes Benz purple automotive, reminding Lebanon’s vintage taxis service, loaded with a mountain of bags as an emblem of the upheaval attributable to the battle.
Aymans hottest sequence depict warriors bearing veils or casks. These portraits of nameless figures grew to become an emblem of the limitless conflicts within the Center East. These work have been extensively exhibited worldwide, together with the 2011 Venice Biennale. In 2012, Ayman participated in Hoods for Heritage, a undertaking consisting of 16 Porsche 911 hoods remodeled into artwork works by artists and designer and auctioned on good thing about the Beirut Nationwide Museum.
Ayman was a part of the “The Way forward for a Promise” on the 54th Venice Biennale: the primary pan-Arab exhibition of up to date artwork to function within the competition. This exhibition introduced collectively greater than 25 latest works by some foremost artists of the Arab world. His work depicting warriors sporting veils or casks describe the seemingly limitless conflicts that hang-out the Center East.
Ayman,represented by Saleh Barakat’s Agial Artwork Gallery in Beirut, witnessed rising success in public sale gross sales. In March 2009, his work ‘Abel’ was introduced at an Public sale Doha with an estimate of US$20,000–30,000 and was bought for $60,000. In October 2009, an untitled portray was proposed Dubai for US$15,000–20,000 and was bought for $74,500. In April 2011, Let A Thousand Flowers Bloom was proposed, additionally in Dubai, for US$50,000–70,000 and was hammered for $206,500. In April 2013, a brand new document was set as “Ya’Ilahi” (Expensive Lord) went to US$377,000 at Sotheby’s. In March 2014, a big portray entitled “Babel” was introduced at Christies with an estimation of $150,000–200,000; It realized $485,000.
Some Exhibitions and awards
- Beirut many times, Rose Issa Tasks, London, UK.
- Ciel chargé de fleurs, Luce Gallery, Turin, Italy.
- Ceci n’est pas la Suisse, Rose Issa Tasks, London, UK.
- Apocalyptic Transfiguration, Agial Artwork Gallery, Lebanon.
- T-Marbouta, Beirut, Lebanon.
- «Ici est ailleurs», Agial Artwork Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
- Presence Absence, Maison du Liban, CIUP, France.
Empreintes (first prize), organized by Maraya Gallery and Lebanese Ministry of Tradition and Larger Training, Beirut, Lebanon, 1996
Cm ³(first costs), CIUP, France, 2003
Jeux de la francophonie 2005 Silver Medal (portray), Niamey, Niger
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