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    Oil on Linen
    24" x 36"
    Elie Bou Zeidan

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    Oil on Linen
    30" x 40"
    Elie Bou Zeidan

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    Oil on Linen
    24" x 36"
    Elie Bou Zeidan

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    Oil on Linen
    30" x 30"
    Elie Bou Zeidan

Elie Bou Zeidan


The Allegory of Form
February 5 - February 26, 2008
Reception: Thursday February 7, 2008 6-8 PM

Press Release

Elie Bou Zeidan renders striking naturalistic paintings, capturing simple moments and sensual revelations in every stroke. A classical painter throughout, his works ignite the deepest visceral longing for aesthetic release. He meditates on the human lust for beauty in pictures which capture the light and effortlessness of allure and attraction. As Kahlil Gibran astutely observed, "Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes." Indeed Bou Zeidan uses deft technical facility to conjure the textures and luminance of naturalistic subjects in each of his varied works. The classicism of his works suggests a strong influence from classical French art, as his meticulous renderings reveal a "unique ability to blend European style with the ambiance of the Orient." Working in alternatively lively and muted color palettes, Bou Zeidan vacillates mediums from oil on linen canvas, to oil on wood, to pastels or even Chinese ink. In his paintings he confirms the timeless aphorism, "art completes what nature cannot bring to a finish."

A master of still-lives, landscapes, and nudes, Bou Zeidan descends from Ablah, Lebanon, where he began painting at a very early age. After he fled Lebanon to escape the turmoil of civil war, he moved to France, and currently lives and works in Paris. His work is widely collected in Europe and the United States.

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