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Maria Bou Habib

Lebanon

Biography

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After winning 9 prices at the "Fabriano" competition between 1993 and 2001 - including the first price in 1997, she had a Masters in Fine Arts from the reknonw Alba Academy. Since 2005, Maria has held numerous solo and group exhibtions and particpated in many workshops in Russia, France and Jordan.
Today, Bou Habib lives and works between her hometown Beirut and the southern French city, Montpellier. She works as a freelancer and has her own workshop of paintings, ceramics and different artworks.

Artist' statement and vision:

« "My art finds its sources in the real world, I try to balance transparency and opacity of the human figure that has lost its innocence. Looking for a light among shadows lost between the colors and the shapes.

The time is ambivalent: it causes emotions of fear or even crib situations, the softened and expands. Everything merges, all binds, but all is clear at the end and simpler than you think! These are games, games of life: love, hate, time, conflict, serenity. My state of mind are translated in a metaphysical and symbolic way. I criticize, I dream, I convey my thoughts, my wishes.

By combining silver and metal ceramics, stainless steel, Plexiglas, I'm looking for the vibration of color, the brightness of the gradients that accompanies the effects of enamel. This vibration that reminds me of the brilliance of the glass and the reflections of its debris...".

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