My Lebanon

10/11/ – 18/11 Ermita de Sant Sebastia, Cervera del Maestre

Two Exhibitions combined & curated by Dr. Antoine Karam

Welcome to ‘Interweaving’ & ‘Home in Brushstrokes,’ a mesmerising duo exhibition that offers a unique artistic journey into the enchanting city of Beirut and the serene landscapes of the artists’ homeland. In this collaborative showcase, two distinct artists come together to invite viewers into these captivating worlds, each expressing their personal experiences and emotions on the canvas.

Ouisam Melhem – Interweaving

In the project ‘Interweaving,’ the artist transports viewers to enchanting Beirut through detailed paintings that convey the city’s rich history, vibrant culture, and profound emotions. Each piece in the exhibition evokes longing, nostalgia, and admiration for the captivating city, inviting viewers on a visual journey. The artworks seamlessly reflect the interplay of elements that define Beirut, blending its historical heritage with contemporary influences. Beyond the physical aspects, the paintings capture the interconnected lives of its inhabitants, celebrating the human connections that weave through the fabric of Beirut’s society. ‘Interweaving’ immerses visitors in the artist’s interpretation of Beirut, encouraging contemplation of its complex tapestry of memories, culture, and resilience. It serves as a tribute to the city’s enduring spirit and its ability to weave together fragments of the past with the vibrancy of the present. Through thought-provoking paintings, the artist creates an atmosphere that engages viewers on a multidimensional level, leaving them with a renewed appreciation for Beirut’s interconnected wonders.”

Ouisam is an artist who transcribes a story onto canvas in an elegant, simple yet complex form.” Antoine Karam, MD.
Ouisam Melhem is a painter and sculptor. The hallmark of his art is the representation of five main elements:
The Human, The City, The Crown, The Bird, The Cloud. Ouisam’s unique work was selected to be exhibited as a featured artist at the Peoria Riverfront Museum, in the USA from November 30th, 2021, to January 9th, 2022; as one of his art work was officially accepted at the permanent collection of the museum.

In the last few years he has exhibited in solo and collective shows all over the globe, including New York, Washington, Beirut, Cairo, Tokyo, Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Milan and Budapest.

Zeina Nader – Home in Brushstrokes

To paint the landscapes of her country from an artist’s perspective, infused with the abstract emotions of her love for a land that has endured so much, yet has always risen again with dignity and strength, is to unveil all the wounds of the artist’s life and to imbue them with the hope of her colours.

“This homeland, which radiates nothing but beauty despite all the assaults on its peace, serves as a profound message of love and resilience to the world. Its tranquil landscapes, the blue of its sky and the green of its nature, the sea and the foam, the mountains where magnificent red-roofed houses nestle, the herds of sheep and the trees, the fauna and flora – all of these are painted with the fervor of their brush. Within their simple and serene vision lies the strength of this sacred land.”

The international award winning artist Zeina Nader was born in Lebanon. She graduated from the Saint Joseph University in Beirut with a degree in Communication Arts.Instead of pursuing her promising career in the fields of theatre, cinema and photography, she chose to adopt her initial love and passion: painting and writing.
She indeed believes that all arts communicate.Zeina exhibited her work, in solos, duos and collectives, all around the world in cities such as New York, Tokyo, Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Monaco, Copenhagen and Bruges to name a few. She celebrated in 2022, her hundredth exhibition, which took place in Barcelona.

10/11/ – 18/11 Ermita de Sant Sebastia, Cervera del Maestre
20/11 – 30/11 Bloom Gallery, Valencia

Inauguration: Friday 10th November, 17.00