You can find Edgard Mazigi’s beautiful oil paintings and charcoal drawing galleries on his website www.edgardmazigi.com.

Biography:

Born in Beirut in 1955, Edgard Mazigi holds a diploma in textile engineering from ESITL Lyon (1978) and a certificate with an excellence in painting award from the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, USA (1998). In 1999 he moves back permanently to Lebanon where he paints full time. He has had several solo shows in Beirut, as well as group shows in Beirut and abroad. He has been selected for the Salon d’Automne at the Sursock Museum in Beirut every year since 2003. In 2009 he teaches drawing at the Lebanese American University (L.A.U.), and in 2010 he starts teaching drawing at the U.P.T. (Université pour tous), at Saint Joseph’s University, Beirut.

Artist Statement:

I begin my work by mark making on a canvas without any preliminary image in mind. This approach stems from my wish to explore how a series of brushstrokes is able to convey past experiences, inner feelings, a state of mind.

By combining the emotion that images in figurative painting trigger, with the expression of a more impulsive abstract art, I strive to intensify painting’s magical power of expressing deep emotions without letting these be too literal and obvious.

TV/Radio Interviews:

2014 : Radio Liban live interview.
2013 : Future TV review September 25th – Akhbar Al-Sabah.
2013 : Future TV live interview September 24th – Akhbar Al-Sabah.
2008 : Future TV live interview, Akhbar Al-Sabah.
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