Laure Ghorayeb


Laure’s circuitous and delicate drawings on pocket-sized canvases are an antagonistic approach to revaluate art based on content rather than scale. Perhaps the horrific memories of war have managed to steal her peaceful childhood, but not the impeccable sense of humor that is vividly displayed in her work. Each canvas in ‘La Vitrine’ acts as a personal re-interpretation of everyday life. Laure breaks free from any commitments, pauses at every detail, and lets her figures transform into lines that leave the viewer in a direct conversaGon with her thoughts.

Born in Der El Qamar in 1931, Laure Ghorayeb Lives and works in Beirut. She is a painter, cultural journalist and critic who has given an inimitable trace since 1962. She has participated in solo and collective exhibitions locally and internationally. Previously she has collaborated with her son Mazen Kerbaj on two shows in 2007 and 2010. Ghorayeb also took part in “Pinceaux pour Plumes” at the Sursock Museum, and Convergence - New Art from Lebanon”, at the Katzen Art Center of the American University in Washington DC. Earlier this year, Ghorayeb’s work was acquired by the British Museum for their permanent collection.