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Portrait of Ayman Baalbaki and his brother Said Baalbaki

SAID BAALBAKI IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Said Baalbaki In our culture, the notion of brotherhood is related to stories of Cain and Abel, with one brother killing the other, but this has no relation to the brotherhood…

Portrait of Ayman Baalbaki by Serwan Baran.

SERWAN BARAN IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Serwan Baran My first meeting with Ayman was in summer 2001 in the Atelier in Amman with the creative Marwan Kassab-Bachi/ Darat al Funun-Jordan. I met Ayman, the young man from…

Ayman Baalbaki, Seeking The Heights, 2010. Acrylic on fabric laid on canvas, copper light box, 200 x 210cm.

NAYLA TAMRAZ IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Nayla Tamraz I have known Ayman for several years. It was 2004 or 2005 when we met. He had just exhibited this incredible car, topped with mattresses and backpacks, at the…

‘Žižek in Leb’ painted on rolling steel door. Photo by Ayman Baalbaki

STEPHANE SISCO IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Stephane Sisco Brothers in arms. That is what we are with Ayman Baalbaki. Because we know that the real battles, the ones against our own selves, are not fought during but…

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Ayman Baalbaki in front of his latest work, Janus Gate, 2022. Photo by Marco Pinarelli.

BEHIND JANUS GATE

Titled “Janus Gate”, Ayman Baalbaki’s work for the Lebanese Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale is his most ambitious and monumental installation to date. Standing five metres high, the 3D structure allows…

Works by Ayman Baalbaki at Agial Gallery

SALEH BARAKAT IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Saleh Barakat I first met Ayman in his student days when he came to the gallery. Before he even graduated and became a professional painter I used to see his paintings…

Ayman Baalbaki with Rose Issa, ©Sueraya Shaheen.

ROSE ISSA IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Rose Issa As regards the artist’s work, it was love at first sight[1]. Bold striking pieces, bursting with energy, brushstrokes reflecting strength, drama, beauty and bewilderment. Then I met the man,…

Ayman Baalbaki, Untitled, 2009. Mixed media on canvas, 150 x 200 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation.

DR BASEL DALLOUL IN BEING AYMAN BAALBAKI ISSUE

By Dr Basel Dalloul I first met Ayman Baalbaki about a decade ago, when my late father asked me to take over the vast family collection of art by Arab artists. At…

Ayman Baalbaki, The Middle East, 2014. Mixed media on canvas, 207.5 x 407.5 x 5.5 cm. Dimension (Right) 200 x 150 cm. Dimension (Left ) 200 x 250 cm. Courtesy of Ramzi and Saeda Dalloul Art Foundation.

AYMAN BAALBAKI | TIMELINE

Ayman Baalbaki Lebanese, b.1975 Education 2002 – 2003 D.E.A. in “Art of Images and Contemporary art” at Paris VIII, France. 2001 – 2003 Diploma of superior studies in Art-Space at the ENSAD,…

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