Moving Bodies is a solo exhibition by Lebanese-German artist Emmanuel Guiragossian worth checking out if you’re out and about in Beirut city.
Presented by BANZY Gallery, an online art gallery for modern and contemporary art, the show is currently taking place at The Atrium, Exhibition Venue, Le Gray Hotel, Beirut, and will run run until May 17, 2018.
After having his works exhibited in solo and collective shows, art fairs and auctions around the world for 30 years, BANZY Gallery took on the “Moving Bodies” as the first show for Emmanuel Guiragossian, in a long time.
The show explores the works Guiragossian has been producing over the last few years, which focuses on the body movement and an awareness of anatomy buried in the flesh of the pigment.
“The challenge is to capture the body’s movements without freezing them,” the artist. explains.
About the artists… Born in 1954, Emmanuel is the eldest son of expressionist Paul Guiragossian and belongs to the 6th generation of artists in his family of musicians, iconographists and painters.
He studied at the Académie des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1972 followed by more advanced courses at the Michelangelo Academy in Florence in 1973. A year later, Emmanuel obtained a scholarship and attended the Hochshüle fur BildendeKunst in Dresden-Germany. He specialized in Artistic Anatomy and became a professor at the Academie Libanaise de Beaux Arts (ALBA) and the American University of Beirut until 1984.A