Featured Artist Charbel Samuel Aoun

Artsy Shark presents the rich portfolio of featured artist Charbel Samuel Aoun. Enjoy his work, and please visit his personal website for more information.

Charbel Samuel Aoun (born in 1980)  is an architect, sculptor and painter from Fanar, Lebanon.  He finished his studies of architecture in 2004, where he also took some audio-visual courses as well as theatre workshops.

Between 2004 and 2009 he worked in several architectural firms as a conceptual designer.  Since 2009, he’s completely devoted to his art.

Artist’s Statement:

A painting is a symphony composed of the emotions and the combination of its various actions. In its space, I end up discovering exactly the feelings I’m experiencing.

When the social impact touches me with its negativity, I paint the tension of suffering and poverty against the invading capitalism or wars. In this stress, my imagination and the light within are always present to interfere, as if there’s a dialogue between the social tension and imaginary light . . . that light is what stands as part of my motivation to paint, the sense of sharing it . . . although I do paint the stress to release myself from it.

Through this mixture of feelings, I decode the language of art, how to interact with feelings which hold more than a concept . . . how lines , forms, depth, light, colors, all combined together to speak abstractly (comparing to our social language), as abstraction, maybe the truth.

As to speak of my goals, there’s none. Either I speak truth, which I do transparently through my art, or I don’t.

I may define my Inspiration in the interaction of the timeless state of humanity and the temporal reality of our society.

Personal website:   www.charbelsamuelaoun.com

Personal exhibitions:

2011 –Artspace dubai

2010 –flows-artlounge Beirut

2009 “mourasshah intikhabi”-safana art gallery Verdun

“fattoush Beirut” – zico house Hamra

2007 “out of space” -French cultural center Beirut

2004- ADG (association développement gemmayze)

Collective exhibitions:

2010 :       Lebanese art Diaspora- Beirut dome city center-

Tribute to the martyrs- Hamazkayin art gallery

Tear Down The Walls-Artspace Dubai gallery

2009:  salon d’automne – Musee Sursock-

Raja Nehme Sertin art gallery

Culture and identity: Haigazian University


2004 : Lebanese young talents exhibition organized by the European Union

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