Darwiche Chamaa

Artexpo New York 2024

April 4 – 7, 2024

I portray the richness and beauty of the Lebanese landscape in abstract form, inspired by Modernism, Impressionism, and Cubism. I favor abstraction over realism, as it allows me greater freedom in exploring colors and techniques.

I primarily work with oils and occasionally acrylic and soft pastels. I start with a watercolor wash, then build the composition layer by layer, adding thickness and texture with oil paint. My process involves deconstructing the subject into color fields and blocks tied with a web of connecting lines. By simplifying the structure and palette of the landscape, I portray its purest essence.

Untitled 5, 2023
Oil on canvas
43.5″ x 39.5″
Untitled 8, 2022
Oil on canvas
31.5″ x 27.5″
Untitled 7, 2022
Oil on canvas
31.5″ x 27.5″