Exhibition at Dar Al Mona, Beirut, Lebanon.
May 1, 2009 - June 1, 2009.
Instigating a visual dialogue conveying all the foibles, distinctions
& particularities that constitute a human visage, 'Beyró by
Abi-Hanna - Abi-Hanna by Beyró' comprises ten candid portraits of two
distinct individuals. Colossal monochrome works, artists Hanna Abi-Hanna
& Diego Beyró seek to explore both perceptions of the self &
the other through establishing communicative avenues between both the
images themselves, & the works' observers. With a degree of intimacy
acquired only through prolonged scrutiny, the works the artists claim,
have come, perhaps unconsciously, to stylistically manifest the very
natures of thier subjects. Abi-Hanna's graphic animated style captures
succinctly the quintessence of Beyro's notable idiosyncrasies, whilst
Beyró's lucid realism expresses adeptly Abi-Hanna's more ruminative
self, the resultant portraits offering the beholder intimate impressions
of contrasting identities through equally divergent modes of artistic
endeavor. BY KINGSTON TRINDER.