Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut is pleased to present “The New Light” a solo exhibition by the Lebanese-German artist Marc Guiragossian. Freedom, dynamism, aggression, impulsiveness, spontaneity and a great mastery of the palette, are the defining elements in Marc's paintings. Despite the apparent rigor and beyond the intensity of his brush strokes, lies a silent harmony of space and color. Translating with great clarity the inner movements of his compositions. As such the artist returns to the essence in this claim to modernity, indeed his paintings speak. In an age dominated by glowing screens and virtual connections, we would do well to stand in front of them and listen.
Marc made his start within the family realm, but eventually developed his theories in the context of diverse overlapping sources and inspirations. For him evolution in the art field is not a forward linear process. It is not about building up on previous or existing currents. Instead it's about a reversal in the path, a sort of back and forth movement in the timeline, in constant search for the source of all creations.
“As salmons swim upstream to find their matrix at the end of their migration… I swim upstream, keeping offshore from the main current of artistic trends. I believe in returning to the source”, says young Marc Guiragossian.
Marc Guiragossian, grandson of the renowned Paul, was born into a dynasty of gifted painters, into a world of different philosophies. He started his artistic journey by revisiting the past, discovering and learning from the great masters of all times, who’s philosophies and techniques had a substantial influence on his works. For Marc, painting is a form of dialogue. Through it, he conversed with artists throughout history and communicated with his contemporaries.
Marc’s solo and group exhibition were presented in Lebanon and Germany where he is actually living. His paintings were included in many Art collections. Ever since, collectors have been nurturing his young and raw talent.