Starting his artistic career as a painter and honing his technical skills at The European Institute of Design in Rome, Harb has produced hundreds of drawings and paintings inspired by his time in Italy, which have remained private and personal to the artist until now. His figurative works - some favored life models while others plucked from personal interactions, reveal an intimate connection with both charcoal and the human form. His distorted figures, some animated with unexpected rushes of colour, exhibit the artist’s admiration for the German School of Expressionism. Charged with emotion and raw human expression, these works offer an intimate insight into the crux of Harb’s practice, one that is loaded with ideas about identity and exhibits unwavering empathy for the human condition.
The exhibition started on 1 February and ends on 31 march 2021