Izzat Khourchid
Izzat Khourchid's colorful abstract collages take us to another transcendental world, a remote distant "collage-scape" which hovers over or outside our usual notion of space. Where similarly shaped patches of colored paper create new visual fields that question the ultimate presence of hope and peace in our environment. Yet, from this majestically beautiful simplicity of mountainous nature, he masterfully plunges us into the other extreme and the quagmire of ill built cities, urban disasters, chaos, and ultimately, their wishful total destruction, a colorful and powerful journey from near realism to eclectic abstraction, from nature’s gentle curves to linear geometry gone wild. In spite of all that urban destruction, he uses a “happy” color palette and maintains a solid sense of harmony and balance, making the depiction of “destruction” more sardonic and ironic than really “apocalyptic”. Izzat studied art at the Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts in Paris and later at the Lebanese American University (formerly known as BUC) in Beirut. He now spends most of his time “hunting” for magazines, his collages' “raw material”.

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