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Born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1949, Jean Boghossian is a Lebanese painter and sculptor of Armenian descent who is currently based in Brussels. He is best known for his experimental works, which are produced by using fire and blowtorches, in addition to paint, that leave traces of perforation on the canvas or chosen objects’ surface, in turn inviting a reflection on the process of construction and deconstruction. His multimedia approach to painting includes the use of oil, acrylics, watercolour, charcoal and diverse application techniques to create textured surfaces that invite the viewer to look beyond the surface of the canvas. Boghassian’s work has been exhibited widely at the Beirut Art Centre (2015-6) and Museum of Ixelles, Brussels (2017). He presented Fiamma Inestinguibile at the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial with the Pavilion of the Republic of Armenia in 2017. In addition to his artistic work, Boghossian is the President of the Boghossian Foundation, an organisation established in 1992 with his two sons, which supports Lebanese jewellers of Armenian origin.