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Rafalet, 2017

Oil on canvas
88 3/5 × 118 1/10 in
225 × 300 cm
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Dubai, New York
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Marwan Sahmarani
Lebanese, b. 1970
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A winner of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Marwan Sahamrani spends half the year in Beirut and the other half in the small Mediterranean mountain village of Tarbena, Spain, which his work reflects. His textured paintings have abstract, expressionist tendencies but are rooted in the early traditions of landscape painting. He draws heavy inspiration from Picasso’s Guernica, a painting that is particularly close to his heart; Sahmarani sees it as representing an analogous situation to the violence he has witnessed throughout his life in Lebanon. “My work is another way of seeing the reality of the region,” he says.

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Marwan Sahmarani
Lebanese, b. 1970
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A winner of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize, Marwan Sahamrani spends half the year in Beirut and the other half in the small Mediterranean mountain village of Tarbena, Spain, which his work reflects. His textured paintings have abstract, expressionist tendencies but are rooted in the early traditions of landscape painting. He draws heavy inspiration from Picasso’s Guernica, a painting that is particularly close to his heart; Sahmarani sees it as representing an analogous situation to the violence he has witnessed throughout his life in Lebanon. “My work is another way of seeing the reality of the region,” he says.

Rafalet, 2017

Oil on canvas
88 3/5 × 118 1/10 in
225 × 300 cm
Contact For Price
location
Dubai, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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