‘Portrait of Beirut’ by Hala Ezzeddine at Saleh Barakat Gallery

Saleh Barakat Gallery presents the new work of Hala Ezzeddine in a solo exhibition titled ‘Portrait of Beirut’ from 25 April until 25 May 2024.

Hala Ezzeddine, Greenspace, 150 x 150 cm, Acrylic on canvas, signed lower right, 2021

Hala Ezzeddine’s artworks inhabit a realm between abstraction and recognisable forms, blurring the boundaries of perspective. Her acrylic, pencil, and sanguine creations in her exhibition at Saleh Barakat Gallery portray landscapes that invite viewer immersion while maintaining an enigmatic quality.

Her cityscapes transcend conventional shapes, emphasising volume, depth, and space, imbuing her work with a compelling yet elusive essence. Through the seamless interplay of colour and tone, Ezzeddine guides viewers through the picture plane, infusing each piece with a distinct energy, evoking a sense of uniqueness in every image. Her pieces captivate with their ability to straddle the line between the tangible and the abstract, offering viewers a visual journey through the interplay of form and perception.

Hala Ezzeddine, Surrounding Holiday Inn, 200 x 200 cm, Acrylic on canvas, signed lower left, 2023

About Hala Ezzeddine

Hala Ezzeddine born in 1989 in Arsal holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in fine arts from the Fine Arts Institute at the Lebanese University, earned in 2009 and 2014 respectively. She has exhibited her works in various venues, including a silkscreen exhibition at the Unesco Palace in Beirut in 2008 and an exhibition organised by Talia’s Charity in 2011. From 2011 to 2016, she taught painting classes for Lebanese and Syrian students at the public secondary school of Arsal. Notably, she has been awarded the Boghossian Prize for Painting in 2015 and the Génération Orient Prize in 2016.

Location: Saleh Barakat Gallery, Beirut

Dates: 25 April – 25 May, 2024



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