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Fish Seller I & II

Fish Seller I & II

By Merheb Merheb
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Artworks by Merheb Merheb.

Mixed Media on Canvas (Papers, Acrylic, Charcoal)
100 x 80 x 2.5 cm each, 2023.

2070$ for each artwork or 4140$ for both.

The two paintings present a person from the public, a fish seller, who grates and cleans the fish. In tremendous psychological pressure and delusion, he furiously cuts the fish, not caring about spreading blood and dirt everywhere, and works while his thoughts are elsewhere. The situation is similar to the problem we are experiencing in Lebanon, of neglecting responsibility and treating people like fish, with no value for their lives or existence. The numbers are events in the character's past that he thinks about.

These paintings were drawn from numerous sketches directly at the seller's workplace.

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About Merheb Merheb

As an artist, researcher, and teacher in the field of fine arts, Merheb Merheb holds both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Lebanese University. Merheb mainly focuses on Mixed Media and explores various materials on canvas, employing a Paste and install-on-the-surface approach. His research interests lie in exploring the relationship between matter and the human body, and his practice centers around the deliberate exploration of the intersection between different mediums and techniques to create sculptures, installations, and drawings that reflect his distinctive perspective on humanity. Utilizing phenomenological approaches, he seeks to demonstrate the necessity for a relationship between formalist and aesthetic violence, highlighting the conflict between the two in his artistic expressions.

Exhibitions

  • 2021: Collective exhibition - Gallery Minus2, Titled Postcolonialism and the Search for identity
  • 2021: Collective exhibition - Gallery Janine Rubeiz, Titled Vision of Today
  • 2021: Collective exhibition - Barton Art Fair, Gallery KAF

Award and Achievements

  • 2021: Best sculptural design for a memorial to the victims of Covid-19 (Corona), Organized by the Lebanese Order of Physicians ’ in Tripoli, Lebanon.
  • 2021: Third place in the international competition for Arts (Freedom Art Initiative Competition)
  • 2020: Won the prize for the best artwork expressing the Beirut Port explosion.
  • 2018: Chosen to represent the students of the Faculty of Arts at the Forum of Art Schools in the Mediterranean, which was held in Morocco, in which art students from France, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco participated.

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