How would you describe your works at the Beirut Art Fair?
The moment that depicts the problematic presence of the human being,
using the camera to create this moment, not just to document it,
mixing painting with photographic elements to dig as much as I can in
the aesthetic of this moment. Some parts of my figures become
transparent or unfinished by using the light, in my technique, the
light is not used only to make things appear, it’s used to make some
parts disappear, so the presence is stained with absence.
Do you think there’s such thing as Middle East Contemporary Art?
I think we can distinguish art of the Middle East through some
subjects becoming common, political or social, but I believe that in
general the artist of the Middle East lives the contemporary moment
and creates his or her work while interacting with the world like any
You’ve worked with many mediums. Do you have a preference?
I go through temporary obsessions, when I’m obsessed with a certain
medium I mainly work with it. In the last few years I think that there
are more to do with photography than other mediums
Who or What have influenced your works?
I’m influenced by everything I’ve ever seen or listened to or
touch, even what I dont like inspires me to make what I like.
When do you know a piece of work is finished?
The logic of each work leads to the point that tells its finished,
this logic is absolutely visual . there are some general aesthetics
applies to so many art works , but i believe that each work of art has
its own aesthetics .
What keeps you going as an artist?
Being alive, that’s what I need to go on, I grew up with the desire
and the will to form and reform raw things.
What keeps you awake at night?
In general I work by night, the insomnia comes in the morning.