Reshaping Letters by Noha Balaa Sinno
Art Circle Gallery cordially invites you to “Reshaping Letters” by NOHA BALAA SINNO
Opening reception on Thursday 26 January at 6pm In the presence of the artist
The exhibition runs until February 23, 2012
Born in Lebanon, Noha starts off her career with a degree in interior design from the Lebanese University. In 1984, she is forced to leave her homeland due to the Lebanese civil war. Living abroad gives her ample opportunity for free expression and makes her an avid researcher for any visual link that connects her with her cultural heritage. She is taken with the notion of Arabic language as art and starts her calligraphic compositions as a reflection of Arabic culture.
This exhibition at Art Circle, is her first solo show in Beirut, and is a tribute to her native language. “Reshaping Letters” is a body of work based on Arabic calligraphy and emanates from her feelings, which are conveyed using solely Arabic letters. Her rich constructions of intricate lines and colors coalescing into abstract rendition of Arabic words speak of her memories. Her work is flexible and is an example of how an artist can re-interpret his masters. Her Arabic and Islamic patterns create an imaginative landscape by which color and patterns collide.
She currently resides in Los Angeles where she continuously participates in group shows and community events. She has exhibited in Lebanon, the United States and Bahrain.
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