b. Syria, 1991
Born in Syria in 1991, Anas Albraehe earned his BA in painting and drawing from the Damascus University of Fine Arts in Syria in 2014, followed by a Master's degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from the Lebanese University in 2015. Inspired by French artists such as Henri Matisse, the artist seems particularly drawn to subjects in states of sleep or rest, whether in groups or alone, often referring to the intimate lives of Syrian refugees. In his study of these subjects, Albraehe explores color theory in relation to psychology, as well as the gaze or lens through which we see the “other”. Albraehe has had several solo exhibitions in Beirut and Jordan, and has also participated in the Sharjah Biennale 2016-2017; he also participated in group exhibitions in Beirut and Bahrain.