The Youth and Culture Center-Zouk Mikael received the exhibition of the Emile Azar on December 18, 2012 at the Foyer de l’Artisan under the patronage of Mayor Nouhad Naufal. Attended the inauguration H.E. Ms. Gilberte Zwein, Sheikh Clovis El Khazen, members of the municipal board and a large art goers community and the civil society organizations.
Emile Azar is a master of conveying a sense of “joie de vivre” through his acrylic paintings. His works are radiant and dreamy, and represent a world where humans appear not isolated creatures, but as an integral part of their surroundings. The women and men depicted here in a simplified manner are often physically connected and interwoven with the larger, decorative structure that surrounds them. Through this pictorial sturcure, Azar conveys an inseparable connection between the internal and extrnal worlds of human beings.Azar uses a full palette, often emphasizing unmixed, bright cors to bring out a kaleidoscope-like patern that is fresh and intriguing. Azar stays away from geometric figures or angles.Instead, everything in his paintings is fluid and life-like.Azar comes from a large Lebanese family from Keserwan. Although he studied interior design and architecture in Paris and pursued many other courses of study, including business, medicine, and archeology, paintings have remained his favorite occupation since early childhood.