Art on 56th announces the solo exhibition titled “Intermediary Spaces” by Lebanese artist Edgard Mazigi. This exhibition delves into the realm where abstraction and figuration intersect, representing a return to the core of art, a journey back to the essence of painting while experimenting with the fusion of subject, space, and artistic process.
“Intermediary Spaces” celebrates the tension between various dichotomies, paying homage to the invisible plane that exists at the crossroads of boundaries. These boundaries include abstraction versus figuration, the objective versus the subjective, and preparation versus surrender. Drawing inspiration from the rich art historical canon, Mazigi infuses his canvases with the influences of renowned artists like Titian, de Kooning, and Cézanne, creating a harmonious chorus of voices that tell a shared narrative. His artworks become timeless representations that evoke the spirit of Renaissance, Cubist, Abstract Expressionist, and Modern compositions, striving to strike a perfect balance between the geometric and the organic, the universal and the personal.
Mazigi initiates his creative process with abstraction, allowing spontaneity to guide him. The act of painting becomes a journey from the unknown to the known, where figures gradually emerge within a field of possibilities. The artist liberates himself from any preconceived notions about the final outcome, fostering a sense of complete freedom. Magizi’s brush moves across the canvas surface, embracing the beauty of uncertainty and embarking on a painterly voyage to discover the true essence of art.
About Edgard Mazigi
Edgard Mazigi, born in Beirut in 1955, holds a degree in textile engineering from ESITL Lyon and earned a certificate with an excellence in painting award from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, USA (1995-1998). In 1999, he made a permanent return to Lebanon and embarked on his career as an artist. Presently, he resides and works in Beirut.
Mazigi regularly showcases his solo exhibitions in Beirut and actively participates in group exhibitions, juried shows, and art fairs both in Lebanon and internationally. His art has been displayed on the walls of the Sursock Museum, where he has been featured in every Salon d’Automne held by the museum from 2003 to 2016.
Furthermore, Mazigi shares his expertise by teaching drawing at the Lebanese American University and the Université Pour Tous at St Joseph University in Beirut.
Dates: 29 September – 21 October 2023
Location: Art on 56th Beirut