Lot 3, Hussein Madi - Untitled - Highlights from Blurring the Lines, Waves of Figuration and Abstraction in Paintings from the MENA - Auctions



Executed in: 1992 

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Size: 90 x 100 cm (with frame 98.5 x 108.2 cm)

Signed on the front lower right . Dated and signed on the back

Bidding begins Apr 23, 10:00 CET+1
Starting price €32,000
Estimate €35,000 - €50,000

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Hussein Madi is a Lebanese painter and sculptor born in Chekka, Lebanon in 1938. Madi studied at the Institute of Fine Arts in Beirut and went on to Rome to continue his education at the Academia di Belle Arti. Drawing his inspiration from Arabic calligraphy, Islamic geometric art, and Lebanese culture, Madi's work feels meditative, vibrant, and dynamic, often due to his repetition of patterns. His main muses are birds, horses, and women, which are often recurring whether his works are figurative or not. Madi is most definitely a line artist. He has had several retrospective exhibitions, showing the progressive abstraction of his work and his breathtaking mastery of the line. “Despite all the mishaps, I was deeply happy. My work celebrated life. And that was the only way I knew to get back at this brutal and irrational war”, says Madi, thinking back on the paradox between his art and his environment.
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