Artworks

  • Eastern Sun 149 x 108 cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Eastern Sun 149 x 108 cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    Leila Kubba was born and educated in Baghdad; she graduated with a National Diploma of Art and Design from the Manchester School of Art and Architecture in the U.K. and also studied for a period of five years at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC., And one year at St Martins College, London. 

  • Lying Nudes.50x60cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Lying Nudes.50x60cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    Leila Kubba was born and educated in Baghdad; she graduated with a National Diploma of Art and Design from the Manchester School of Art and Architecture in the U.K. and also studied for a period of five years at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC., And one year at St Martins College, London. 

  • Nudes.50x60cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Nudes.50x60cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    Leila Kubba was born and educated in Baghdad; she graduated with a National Diploma of Art and Design from the Manchester School of Art and Architecture in the U.K. and also studied for a period of five years at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC., And one year at St Martins College, London. 

  • Woman waiting with Flowers 120x100cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Woman waiting with Flowers 120x100cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    In this group of paintings; I have explored the collective spirit of the present and the past, with layers of symbols, signs and calligraphic expressions.

  • Flight 110x154cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Flight 110x154cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    Through drawing inspiration from the mythology of the Phoenician Goddess Pedraya and the Sumerian Goddess Inanna, I have tried to carry their strength and magic into the images of contemporary women.

  • Pidraya 140x160 cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Pidraya 140x160 cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    For many years the subject of my work was the mythology of Inanna or Ishtar Queen of Heaven and Earth. Her story fascinated me as she rose to the heights of her power and then her descent to the underworld.

  • Maiden of Light 112x160cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Maiden of Light 112x160cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    These new works are about contrasts, in paint and in thought; the development of my thoughts into explorations and discoveries through paint glazes, colours, collage and textures.

  • The Key 120x140cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    The Key 120x140cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    In the first days the very first days, when everything needed was brought into being,In the first days when everything needed was properly nourished....

  • Lost in her Thoughts 70x90cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Lost in her Thoughts 70x90cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    A woman who walked in fear of the word of the skyGod, An, who walked in fear of the word of the air God Enlil,Plucked the tree from the river and spoke:I shall bring this tree to Uruk.I shall plant this tree in my holy garden.

  • Departure 80x100cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Departure 80x100cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    My last exhibition of works was based on my responses to living in Beirut, Lebanon, after relocating from the United States. I was fascinated by the vitality of life around me, and painted some of the vibrant scenes that I saw, trying to capture the colours and energy around me.

  • A Hundred Thoughts 100x50 cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    A Hundred Thoughts 100x50 cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    Now that I have grown more accustomed to my surroundings, my recent works are more explorative, as they draw from the reality of the present, into the realm of dreams, imaginary distances and hidden pasts.

  • Girl with Flowers 70x90cm: Leila Kubba Kawash
    Girl with Flowers 70x90cm: Leila Kubba Kawash

    I have tried to explore the collective spirit of the present and the past, with layers of symbols, signs and calligraphic expressions.

  • The face of the letters 200 x 150 cm: Yazan Halwany
    The face of the letters 200 x 150 cm: Yazan Halwany

    I think that Lebanese politicians (the majority of unqualified ones) have conquered our urban and cultural landscape: they remove the cultural figures because these might jeopardize their hegemony on public opinion. In most countries, important figures are musicians, artists, scientists,etc not politicians.

  • Dalida 150 x 150 cm: Yazan Halwany
    Dalida 150 x 150 cm: Yazan Halwany

    In most countries, important figures are musicians, artists, scientists,etc not politicians. This is why I try to spread more positive cultural figures on the walls of Beirut (and remove a few old election photos on the way) whose influence can help push the country forward.

  • Embrasse-moi 100x40x27 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Embrasse-moi 100x40x27 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    “Embrasse-moi”, by contrasting in a masterful way bronze and iron, the light and the dark, the male and the female, creates a poetic equilibrium of two worlds apart that aim to meet and continue to walk through life in a unique path. 

  • Baiser 75x67x46cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Baiser 75x67x46cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    Le “Baiser” de Bassam Kyrillos, a masterful complex of two lyrical figures that succeed in meeting each other across the fine line of life, a possible memoir of Rodin, reminds us some of the biggest moments in the history of Art yet expresses itself in a most contemporary way.

  • Astarté, au clair de la lune 95x55x21 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Astarté, au clair de la lune 95x55x21 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    “Astarté; au clair de la lune”, which narrates ancient Mediterranean myths and combines versatile media in a most sophisticated and lyric way, brings to light the divine femininity of both the Goddess Astarte and the female personification of the Moon, the ancient Greek “Selene””.

  • Femme verte 27x24x28 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Femme verte 27x24x28 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    “Femme verte” by Bassam Kyrillos could be a tree or a river, a fertile root of an ageless olive-tree or a wandering cloud in the Mediterranean sky, a resting human being or a dreamy goddess: its final interpretation lies in the eyes of the viewer…

  • Astarté être arbre 48x26x26 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Astarté être arbre 48x26x26 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    Through his work “Astarté ; être arbre”, the ancient goddess carrying the weight of the world like a female Atlas, yet remaining secluded in her own thoughts, the sculptor achieves to give the effect of a masterful transparency to the solid stone and creates ever moving volute and vibrating forms

  • Femme phénix 130x38x28 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Femme phénix 130x38x28 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    A frequently repeated symbol in Bassam’s work, the Phoenix woman, “La Femme phénix”, made of contrasting materials and repeated in different scales and positions as a life-long artistic procedure, invites the viewers gaze in a complex mythological universe.

  • Femme phénix 70x70 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Femme phénix 70x70 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    Likewise to his sculptures under the same title, Bassam Kyrillos invites us to discover the Phoenix woman, “La Femme phénix”, through his canvasses, greatly elaborated through mixed media and mystified layers of story-telling.

  • Masques verticaux 100x80 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Masques verticaux 100x80 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    Another subject familiar to Kyrillos, masks, which are to be found in different ancient and more recent civilizations and rituals of the world, appearing in this canvas like mystique sand-dunes put together in versatile totemic order, just seem to arrest the gaze of the viewer.

  • Masques horizontaux 75x90 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Masques horizontaux 75x90 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    Created with a fascinating abundance of grayish and bluish hues, the second canvas of Kyrillos referring to masks (“Masques horizontaux”), achieves a compelling result which is only to be reinforced under the spell of gold dust used for the evolving masks, resting calmly in the first zone of the surface and referring to sacred votives.

  • Incarnation 50x60 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Incarnation 50x60 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    Fluid and restless lines, poetic abstractions and sober hues are used in “Incarnation” by Bassam Kyrillos, spelling the mighty existence of a distant world.

  • Astarté 50x200 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Astarté 50x200 cm: Bassam Kyrillos

    “Astarté”, the artist’s iconic goddess appears this time on canvas as a bigger than life sacred figure, linked with the ancient realm of myths but aiming to bring serenity to today’s viewer.

  • Astarté être arbre 48x26x26 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Astarté être arbre 48x26x26 cm: Bassam Kyrillos
    Through his work “Astarté ; être arbre”, the ancient goddess carrying the weight of the world like a female Atlas, yet remaining secluded in her own thoughts, the sculptor achieves to give the effect of a masterful transparency to the solid stone and creates ever moving volute and vibrating forms.
  • David and Goliath 89.5 x 64.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    David and Goliath 89.5 x 64.5 cm: Laudi Abilama

    The story of David and Goliath will always be a legend in our minds, permanently prevalent in Middle Eastern history. This ancient mythological story is as poignant in our minds today as it was when it was ‘written’ or told.

  • Dante’s Inferno 69.5 x 69.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Dante’s Inferno 69.5 x 69.5 cm: Laudi Abilama

    The Inferno, of ‘hell’ as one might describe it would be used to describe an internal conflict of some sort. In this painting two men are seen to battle against each other in the 8th Circle of hell (Fraud).

  • Diana’s Hunt 88 x 81.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Diana’s Hunt 88 x 81.5 cm: Laudi Abilama

    Women who aspired to become pregnant, worshiped Diana. However, here she aids her female converts ferociously, by hunting and beheading her pray. Diana was always destined to hunt animals but here she is seen to hunt a male to obtain his seed at any cost.

  • Venus’s Allegory 90.5 x 64 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Venus’s Allegory 90.5 x 64 cm: Laudi Abilama

    Venus and Cupid are probably the most significant mythological characters. Here they are interacting with one another incestuously enacting the disparaging nature of a Mother’s excessively nurturing relationship with her Son.

  • The Doves Cry 72 x 70 cm: Laudi Abilama
    The Doves Cry 72 x 70 cm: Laudi Abilama

    ‘The Oreads’ (or Nymphs of the Mountains as they are known) are seen here to dance in worship to one another and to curse the Satyr’s around them. A male human is reluctantly summoned by a maternal figure to mingle with them in an endeavor to mark him virile.

  • The Doves Cry Blue 72 x 70 cm: Laudi Abilama
    The Doves Cry Blue 72 x 70 cm: Laudi Abilama

    ‘The Oreads’ (or Nymphs of the Mountains as they are known) are seen here to dance in worship to one another and to curse the Satyr’s around them.

  • The Provider 52.5 x 41.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    The Provider 52.5 x 41.5 cm: Laudi Abilama

    The story of a ‘provider’ is centers around the idea that when a woman gives birth to a child, her attention is both dominated and censored by her offspring.

  • The Provider II 52.5 x 41.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    The Provider II 52.5 x 41.5 cm: Laudi Abilama

    The story of a ‘provider’ is centers around the idea that when a woman gives birth to a child, her attention is both dominated and censored by her offspring.

  • Mikhail Naimeh1 152 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Mikhail Naimeh1 152 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Mikhail Naimeh2 153 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Mikhail Naimeh2 153 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Mikhail Naimeh3 154 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Mikhail Naimeh3 154 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Mikhail Naimeh4 155 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Mikhail Naimeh4 155 x 101.5 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Said Akl 2 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Said Akl 2 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Said Akl 3 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Said Akl 3 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Said Akl 4 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Said Akl 4 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Said Akl 5 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Said Akl 5 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • Said Akl 6 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
    Said Akl 6 101.5 x 77 cm: Laudi Abilama
  • The Re-Birth of Venus 107 x 81 cm: Laudi Abilama
    The Re-Birth of Venus 107 x 81 cm: Laudi Abilama

    A daughter’s admiration for her mother’s beauty becomes an obsession, a way of life, and a lasting ambition. Her mother searches for the perfection of beauty and in doing so forgets to nurture her relationship with her daughter. Leaning towards her in wonder, her daughter is doomed never to reach the idea of perfection her mother so uncontrollably embodies.

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