Henry Jabbour was born in Beirut and educated at the New York Academy of Art. He graduated in 2015 with a master’s degree in fine art and printmaking. His paintings display a vivid use of colour and exuberant execution. His loosely- indicated, schematic images are integrated into a highly worked and abstracted paint surface, scattered with incidental markings and subtle gestures.

Jabbour uses strong colour, high in register and saturation, deploying it for expressive effect rather than descriptive purpose. The medium is brushed, smeared and dripped onto the canvas. Applied both thick and thin, the paint film is drawn on and dragged into, and, in places, is layered with impasto. The texture of the paint ranges from watery fluidity to a creamy consistency to a waxy stickiness. This lively and receptive surface registers the imprint of the painter’s activity as he conjures up his fugitive images.

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