Achrafieh IV | Christian Sleiman
Permanent Marker on Glass
35 x 50 cm
BA in Fine Arts, Lebanese University (2018)
MA in Architecture, Holy Spirit University Of Kaslik (2018)
Throughout his work, Christian Sleiman experiments with the boundaries that are set by architecture, the ones that embodies the spiritual merits and the values of their owners. The artwork reconstructs the urban scene and highlights, not only the external imagery, but also what comes as possession and misfortune with it. Despite the crowded set-up, the transparent aspect lets light through. The green spaces are represented by empty spots which create a new dimension between the glass and the shadow underneath it. What might seem to be a representation of reality is also, a way to rethink the technique and its tools, in search of new aesthetic solutions. In that sense, architecture can embody both authenticity and playfulness.