Hala Mouzannar gives prominence in her work to the materiality, and vicissitudes, of the flesh. She dwells on the material surface of her canvases, creating tears, crusts, and chutes from the manipulation of a mélange of stone powder, silicon, latex, gauze, and oils. The formation of differently textured surfaces, in a range of exuberant and at times corporeal colours, invokes in the viewer visceral bodily sensations of both pleasure and perturbation.
Born in Beirut in 1968, Hala Mouzannar came to the world of art after decades of experience in the creative industry. She worked as a Media Planner for Leo Burnett Beirut, as a Media Executive for Future Television, and as a director of acquisitions for Aïzone. In 2005, she founded Madame Rêve, a costume jewelry store and company where she also worked as a creative stylist. She shifted to a painting practice in 2015. She holds a BA in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut and has recently earned an MFA in the Visual Arts from Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts. Her group exhibitions include La Maison Abandonée (2021), Arthaus Gallery (2021), and Green Cedars at the French Embassy in Beirut (2020).
"La Chasse aux Papillons" is her first solo exhibition, it will take place tomorrow 20 of May, 2021, from 11am till 7pm at Agial Art Gallery- 63, Abdel Aziz Street, Hamra, Beirut, , so don't hesitate to visited.