How I See Things

From the acquisition of the smallest human need, to the attainment of the highest ethical and moral value, MAN struggles within his own perceptive or oblivious mind for the achievement of their ‘Happiness’. Some confuse Happiness with mindless self-indulgence, I define it as the only honorable purpose of any lucid mind that endeavors to remain loyal to the achievement of their moral values, which leads to nothing but peace with oneself and with all its surrounding no matter how foreign or opposing the people or cultures around are.

My paintings are a pure manifestation of my guiltless search for my own happiness, in a world that condemns rational and peaceful minds.

A Bit About Myself

Born on March 22nd 1977, I graduated from — USEK with a degree in interior architecture. My two favorite subjects at the university, painting and history of art, marked my lifestyle and career immensely.

In 1999, I joined Le Cercle Hitti, where I put some of my skills and a lot of my devotion into practice.  It was then that I felt the desire and passion to start painting and exhibiting my work.  My abstract style and layered painting techniques, which often featured acrylic on canvas, were well received in the region; this helped me create and sell more than 700 paintings in Lebanon, Kuwait, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

However, despite my successful career, I did not feel fulfilled. My life had always been shaped by powerful emotions and strong passions, and routine and boredom were two evils I had never learned or managed to cope with.

As a matter of fact, my endless reserve of energy is what kept me going with a burning desire to express, explore, live, give and, most importantly, develop and achieve.

This is exactly what urged me to free myself from the limitations of being a mere successful employee and to establish my own creative atelier in 2005, where I rediscovered myself, my strengths and weaknesses and my madness and serenity.

Not long after that, I stopped painting, driven by a stronger desire to fully focus on big interior projects where I exhibited a unique style in space management and volumetric designs.

Now, after more than 15 years of hard work and self-development, many successful projects, hundreds of stories to tell and, of course, a new, strong wave of emotion and passion, I am painting again.

This comeback was celebrated in June 2014 with my first solo exhibition, at Station Beirut, full of painfully strong emotions reflecting on the human condition and analyzing people from the inside out.

After the great success of my first Solo exhibition, 23 paintings sold, I did not stop painting, letting out all the strong emotions, with my own expressive way.

I use acrylic on canvas technique in all of my paintings.