A sad loss for Lebanese art… another great artist has left us; Amine El Bacha, a leading figure in the Lebanese artistic scene, left life rejoining his birds! His work will live forever and impact generations to come!
El Bacha’s paintings reflect a profound artistic experience that arises from his travels and wanderings through different cities, his time spent in cafés, watching the world go by. The realms evoked in his work are studies of everyday life; through a familiar treatment of Oriental atmospheres and forms, he managed to reveal the unexpected that lurks at their heart. The space of his creation thus transforms into a theatrical one, realistic and sometimes fantastical.
I’m in a constant and chronic struggle with nature. I’m trying to let go of painting nature directly, and trying more to stick to painting the obsessions and subconscious associations of self-expression.
Although my work is all based on impulse, I still prepare myself mentally as if I were painting actual objects, ultimately. Maybe this is my improvisation techniqueAl-Mulhaq cultural supplement of the newspaper Annahar
Amine el Bacha has won several prizes, the Prize of the French Embassy at the Autumn Salon, Beirut (1958), the Lebanese Ministry of National Education Award (1959) and the Gold Medal of the Citta Eterna Prize, Rome (1976). He was also awarded the title Il Premio Internazionale d’Arte, Ottorino d’Argento (1976).
His works are part of the collections of modern art museums in Spain, Italy, France and the Arab countries, as well as private collections.
Amine El Bacha was a prominent Lebanese artist who has left an important mark in the art world – locally, regionally, and beyond and his heritage will always live in his masterpieces.