In abstract art, Lebanese artist finds truth – Al

Lebanese artist Chucrallah Fattouh likes to paint clouds that take the shape of people.

Fattouh’s paintings, exhibited locally and internationally, are now on display at his art studio in Jbeil, which he has turned into a permanent exhibition.

The exhibition opened in mid-July and includes paintings by a group of Arab and foreign artists that highlight Jbeil’s particular identity as a meeting point of civilisations.

Al-Shorfa spoke with Fattouh about his new exhibition and his career.

Al-Shorfa: You are known to belong to the abstract school of art, and abstract expressionism. Was this how you started?

Chucrallah Fattouh: I am innately an artist. When I was 12 years old, I used to collect things and turn them into shapes and, after graduating from the Lebanese University’s Institute of Fine Art, I began experimenting. With each project, I felt I was starting from scratch, until I reached a certain consistency in

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