Art Fairs & Events

Sep 18, 2019Sep 22, 2019 · Beirut

Beirut Art Fair 2019

|Beirut Art Fair|
Booth P1, September 18/22, 2019! 
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CHAFA GHADDAR | CORPS

Time is residue in the giornate of the large-scale fresco work, Corps (2018). In classical fresco technique, the giornata represents the work held in a day. But just as no day can be as before, the work bears the irregularity inflicted by time. The body, while made evident by figuration, is still strangely abstracted by the very process that created it. Accidents of pigment, differences of shading, a rough, rasping, rocky surface—the central slanted line of the fresco seems to slice the figure asunder, victim to some corporeal trauma.

by Kevin Jones