Ghada Zoghbi held her second solo exhibition "Pretty Abandoned" at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, which opened on Wednesday 13 October from 12 to 8 pm.
"She often walks the streets to gaze at unfinished endeavors that fill the city; are they relinquished dreams, deserted ambitions, or disowned children? Who started something grand then gave up on it? What is the name of that person? How does he look like? Why build it and then leave it to ruin? Why does abandonment feel like destruction to her, like a miscarriage?
At the beginning of our conversation with Ghada Zoghbi, she talked about her first solo exhibition " Regimes of the Personal", where she presented 13 paintings of open wardrobes, each wardrobe was telling about personal matters of random individuals, as she considered this work saying, "I opened the treasury and exposed the hidden."
Her goal was to connect the personal with the public, and from this work she began to think about the individual's personal relationship to the space he occupies.
Thus, she started drawing buildings, as they look similar to cupboards in terms of design, height and shelves... until the explosion of Beirut port, which increased the impact of the work, and led it to another turn.
The exhibition includes 16 paintings, mostly acrylic was used, in addition to some paintings made on paper where she used acrylic and charcoal.
Zoghbi was born in Shmestar, Bekaa, Lebanon, and obtained a degree in Fine Arts from the Lebanese University - Beirut in 2010, and from there she began her artistic career.
From Modern Arabesque, we thank Ghada for this interview and we invite you to attend the exhibition, which continues until November 17, 2021, at Galerie Janine Rubeiz, so do not miss the opportunity to visit it.