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An artist currently working Richmond, Virginia. I was born in Lebanon and grew up Richmond Virginia, and spent a lot of my adult life in Europe and Colombia.

 

 

I studied art in a non-traditional way.  I majored in international politics at University and after graduating I got a job at a multi-national corporation to pay for my impeding student loans.  I hated it, and quit soon after.  I decided to become a full-time artist, and travelled, searching for masters from which to learn.  Actually I am still learning and working on improve my craft.

Had some great opportunities to exhibit around the world and collaborate with some great people.DSCF0126

over the years my work has generally followed four major themes, skeletons, female figure, musicians, and post-pop surrealist paintings.

Why do I paint these theme.

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Female figure studies are something that have always enjoyed and done a lot of them. As a young artist I was fascinated by the female form. I still very much enjoy painting women. I believe, all women are beautiful if you really look at them. They are also the creators of life, the beginning.

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Skeletons not only fun to draw, but understanding them is essential for artists to study in order to understand the figure, being the architectural structure on which the machine is built. Skeletons and skulls also symbolise so much, from death to danger.  But to me skulls are reminder that life is short.  Time is limited.  Every moment is special, and should be lived to the fullest.
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Kurt Vonnegut once said”“Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God.”

Music, Musicians, Dancers, musical instruments are third theme. There is something magical about music. That harmonic frequencies and mathematically divided tones could allow such endless expression. When musician and dancers are really in the zone, it’s as if they are in working with some hidden geometry of the universe.

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Post-pop surrealism
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In these pieces, I am seeking to understand the world and it’s paradigms, using any technique at my disposal.

A friend once described them as Post-pop surrealism. The name is fitting.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrealism

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expressionism