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Ghassan Zard Biography

Ghassan Zard is a Lebanese painter and sculptor born in 1954. He lives and works in Beirut.

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He has participated in multiple group shows such as “Vous avez dit abstrait?” Galerie Tanit, Beirut, 2013. L’approche de la peinture et de la sculpture, réveille en nous l’innocence de nos jeux d’enfant. Pour cela l’œuvre de Ghassan Zard est teintée de nostalgie, d’un besoin de retour à l’émerveillement de l’enfance, à l’amusement comme concept. Les êtres disparaissent en flocons, en lambeaux colores. Il se crée une séparation entre la pensée et le ressenti. Inexplicable torsion de l’esprit, qui mène a une reconstitution presque automatique qu’on ne perçoit qu’ultérieurement ! Ce cheminement est aussi un acte pour conjurer la folie meurtrière et transcender l’angoisse du quotidien. Ces sculptures seraient-elles une projection pour de futurs totems ? Un advenir en construction ?

Initially his painting was influenced by lyrical abstraction. His large-scale canvases depict a coloured rhythmic universe reminiscent of music partitions. Compared to his pictorial work, his sculptures are more restrained but always tinted with irony.Combining polished wood, aluminum and raw steel; Zard creates a bestiary of forms, interpreting the anatomy of reality to recreate a personal mythology. Playful by all appearances, his sculptures hide something that is deeply settled in the artist’s approach. Beyond the shape, something tries to come to the surface, the naked wood, full of life, is stapled with a rigorous but intermittent violence. It seems to contain a body in the making, a tacit entity, however, extremely present, waiting in the heart of every piece. Dreamlike animals become a metaphor for human beings and represent an artist’s desire to give a protective and ludic shape to an old “souvenir”. Buried in the subconscious digression, this sculpture can be read as the return of the repressed, skillfully formed, skillfully mastered.

Ghassan Zard Featured Artworks

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On a Shore by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghassan Zard On a Shore, 2018 Bronze
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
On a Shore by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghassan Zard On a Shore, 2018 Bronze
101 x 51 x 44 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
On a Shore by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture, photography, print
Ghassan Zard On a Shore, 2022 Mixed media
100 x 360 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Untitled 11, from the series La Déchirure by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork painting
Ghassan Zard Untitled 11, from the series "La Déchirure", 2020 Acrylic on canvas
100 x 50 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Untitled 10, from the series La Déchirure by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork painting
Ghassan Zard Untitled 10, from the series "La Déchirure", 2020 Acrylic on canvas
100 x 150 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghassan Zard Untitled, 2020 Bronze
8 x 15 x 15 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghassan Zard Untitled, 2020 Bronze
4 x 10 x 10 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Untitled by Ghassan Zard contemporary artwork sculpture
Ghassan Zard Untitled, 2020 Bronze
8 x 10 x 10 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery

Ghassan Zard Recent Exhibitions

Ghassan Zard Represented By

Galerie Tanit contemporary art gallery in Munich, Germany
Galerie Tanit Beirut, Munich
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