Born in Syria in 1991, Anas Albraehe is a Beirut-based artist who primarily works in painting and theatre performance. He received a bachelor’s degree in painting and drawing in 2014 from the Fine Arts University of Damascus, Syria. After the onset of war in Syria, he relocated to Lebanon and obtained an MA in Psychology and Art Therapy from the Lebanese University in 2015.
Albraehe’s solo exhibitions include The Dream Catcher at Agial Art Gallery in Lebanon (2018), and Manal, which was held respectively in Artspace Hamra in Lebanon and in Wadi Finan in Jordan, in 2017. He has also participated in several group exhibitions, including the Middle East Institute Gallery in Washington DC, USA (2019); and Albareh Galerry in Bahrain (2015). In 2016-2017, Albraehe participated in SAFIR TA’AROF 2017, an artist workshop as part of the Sharjah Art Biennial.
Anas Albraehe explores in his paintings the coexistence of the beauty of forms with the ugliness of everyday hardship. He wonders whether beauty can reside in sadness and wretchedness.
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