Halabi Bookshop | Ahmad Ghaddar
Halabi Bookshop, 2018
Ink on Toned Paper
21 x 29.7 cm
BA in Fine Arts, Lebanese University (2018)
An adept of urban sketching, Ahmad Ghaddar is inspired by scenes of everyday life: a library, an abandoned house, a port etc. After experimenting with different mediums and techniques, his latest series Van 4 is the result of his visual investigation recorded during his several bus rides. In the exhibited mixed-media artwork Van 4: Statues of Revolution, resulting from one of his trips, the artist depicts the decay of social interactions and disappearance of relationships. Everything seems to collide in the intense composition and statues start to appear more alive than the crowd.