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Rafik Majzoub

Born in 1971 - Lebanon

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1971, Rafik Majzoub is an illustrious Lebanese painter and graphic artist. He lives and works in Beirut.

Rafik Majzoub adds a sarcastic tone to his work and puts them together with a raw character. His tortured characters are put under pressure,respite isn't part of their dictionary. He calls himself the "outsider artist," like an excluded character who claims for the main role of art in his country. His paintings reveal people who are constantly evolving. Each of his strokes shapes the illusion of a work, which is in progress. The unfinished aspect of his paintings is a reflection to depict that a human being isn't capable of admitting imperfection and fragmentation, which surround the world. Rafik Majzoub captures us quickly. The artist confides in a sincere manner "In a way, my work is therapeutic for me ... but it is a long therapy, and there is no end to it. Actually, I am never entirely satisfied with my paintings. I work in my studio for some time, and I feel that the collection is over if I haven't touched them for several weeks. I need to get them out in order to move on to the next step. But they need to be immersed in the workshop for a long time before I am ready to actually expose them".

The artist has done several personal exhibitions in his capital and participated in various group exhibitions, or shows. Prizes have honored his work, especially during the biennial of Arab artists from Latakia, where he won the bronze trophy.

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EXHIBITIONS

Solo Exhibitions
1995 Chawraba, Zico House, Beirut, Lebanon.
1996 French Cultural Center, Amman, Jordan.
Mairie du 7eme secteur. Bastide Saint Joseph, Marseille, France.
1997 Silence, Address Cafe, Beirut, Lebanon.
1998 His Rough Face, Lagos Cultural Center, Portugal.
2000 Atelier du Plateau, Paris, France.
Paranoia, French Cultural Center, Beirut, Lebanon.
2001 Open House
2002 The Little Prince, Zara Gallery, Amman, Jordan
The Departure of the Little Prince, Zico House, Beirut, Lebanon.
2004 Open House.
2005 In Your Face, Rochane Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2009 Get me out of me, Agial Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 X-RAY, Jacaranda Gallery, Amman, Jordan
2015 Rain on me, Art on 56th,Beirut, Lebanon

Duo Exhibitions
2005 Rafik Majzoub, Samaan Khawam
Janine Rubeiz Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon.
2007 Rak Majzoub, Samaan Khawam
King Crow, King Fish.
Nada Debs Showroom, Sai, Beirut, Lebanon

Collective Exhibitions
1994-95 Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
1995-96 Galerie L’entretemps, Beirut, Lebanon.
1996-97 Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
1998 Pos Gioconda-Arte-Café & Moira, Lisbon Portugal.
Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
Sydney-Beirut, Beirut-Sydney. Casula Powerhouse Arts Center, Australia.
2002 Open studio project, copy-paste, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt.
Expression plurielle en Francophonie: L’art contemporain entre tradition et
modernité. Atelier ”Artistes en création”, Saida, Liban.
2003 Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
Young Arab Artists, Zara Gallery, Amman, Jordan.
Biennal for Arab Artists, Latakia, Syria.
2004 The artist view 2, London.
Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
2005 Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
Justice matters. Berkley art center. USA.
2006 Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
2009 Salon de l’Automne, Sursock Musem, Beirut, Lebanon.
2013 Al markhiya gallery Qatar
2015 Art 15 London, “Emerging & Upcoming artists from Lebanon & the MEA” Art on 56th, London, UK
2015 Collective 2015, Art on 56th, Beirut, Lebanon

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