FADI BARRAGE, Lebanon (1940 - 1988)
Fadi Barrage was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1940. He studied at Chicago University and the Art Institute of Chicago between 1960 and 1964. At the start of the Lebanese Civil War, the artist’s Bab Idriss studio in Beirut was wrecked, and hundreds of his artworks disappeared. Barrage was forced to leave his country and resided in Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, but never stopped painting. Watercolorist at most, Fadi Barrage mainly depicted interior scenes, still-lifes, and occasionally represented erotic fantasies. He was a fan of the line, drawing his representations to delimit their features, he then blurred them in a playful combination of abstraction and realism, all to convey and promote loneliness and isolation. Barrage was diagnosed with a devastating disease and passed away in Greece in 1988.
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