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Aref el Rayess

An Artist from Lebanon. 1928-2005


Aref el Rayess was a Lebanese artist (1928-2005) with an œuvre that spanned painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture.

A cosmopolitan artist, wherever Aref el Rayess went, he would drink in the spirit of his time and place like a sponge, ingesting it and making it his own. He produced work with a distinct signature, which nevertheless expresses the zeitgeist of his era, and the specificities of the art scene and period in which he lived. He was a traveler and an independent thinker, breathing freedom into all the work he produced. Freedom of thought, freedom of expression: whatever he felt within would highly influence his painting style and subject.

This first extensive monograph devoted to el Rayess unveils his impressive and hitherto little explored body of work. It also provides an overview of this complex and chameleonic artistic practice between 1949 and 2005.

Über die Autorin / über den Autor:

Aref el Rayess, geboren 1928 in Aley (Libanon), studierte Kunst in Paris u.a. bei Fernand Léger, lebte im Libanon, in Frankreich und Italien. Nach dem Beginn des Bürgerkriegs 1975 zog er nach Saudi-Arabien und war Kunstbeauftragter der Stadt Jedda. In dieser Zeit entstanden auch seine Wüstenbilder. Rayess nahm weltweit an Ausstellungen teil. 2005 starb er in Beirut.

Preis: CHF 57.50
Sprache: Englisch
Art: Broschiertes Buch
Erschienen: 2024
Verlag: Hatje Cantz
ISBN: 978-3-7757-5735-5
Masse: 176 S.