11 April, 2017 - 29 April, 2017

Albareh Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Alive, a solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Georges Bassil at its Adliya premises on Tuesday 11th April, 2017 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Alive, Georges Bassil's latest exhibition, is at once a visual celebration of, and an ode to the indomitable nature of the human spirit.  While acknowledging the darkness and violence that exist, Bassil chooses to celebrate all that is good and beautiful, not as an escape but rather as gentle defiance.  


This latest body of work is stylistically consistent with the rest of Bassil's oeuvre: he resorts to his characteristic 'contrast of thick, textured brush strokes with delicate and expressive subject matter.' (Wilson-Degrazia, 2015).  His subjects, predominantly female, though at times androgynous, dominate the canvas.  Their large, heavily made-up eyes are averted, their attention focused inwards. Though seemingly peaceful, their mood remains inscrutable, leaving the viewer securely shut out of their world.


Georges Bassil was born in Lebanon in 1965, where he began his art career with a first exhibition in 1995, which was so well received that it shaped his decision to pursue a fulltime career in art.  His work is featured in many private collections, and has been exhibited in Bahrain, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Monaco, Syria, the UAE, and the UK.  He lives and works in Amman, Jordan.


Alive continues at the Albareh Art Gallery until 29th of April, 2017.