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Henry Jabbour

Henry Jabbour

Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Henry Jabbour originally trained as a biologist at the American University of Beirut before moving to Sydney where he obtained a PhD with distinction and went on to pursue a successful career as a medical scientist for many years. In 2010 he decided to follow his true passion for art and enrolled into Leith School of Art in Edinburgh to complete his Diploma in Drawing and Painting, which was followed by a Masters of Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking from The New York Academy of Art. In 2016, Jabbour was awarded the Artists and Illustrators Prize by The Pastel Society, Mall Galleries in London and was elected a Professional member of Visual Art Scotland. He now lives and works as a full time artist in the UK. Jabbour is a painter and printmaker. In his practice, he works concurrently with various media (in drawing, painting and printmaking) and is fascinated by how these practises influence each other and his perception of his work. His lithographs to-date have focussed on the human figure, Jabbour uses fluid marks, lines, tone and colour to explore the emotive qualities of mark making and body gestures. “My work is a quest to subvert the specific in search for the universal. Each piece is a search beyond mere appearance, attempting to connect the vulnerability, fragility and impermanence of the individual with a sense of common and shared humanity. My work-making process embraces both the familiar and the unexpected, and combines observation, memory and intuition.” “My aim is that each piece develops a visual presence that is independent of me, or my original artistic intentions, so that the viewer can continue the search that I have initiated.” Jabbour has been recognized nationally and internationally through his solo and group exhibitions. Recent Solo exhibitions include “Markings” Galerie Alice Mogabgab, Beirut, Lebanon, “This Life to Me” Union Gallery, Edinburgh, “Empreintes” La Reine Blanche Scene des Arts et des Sciences, Paris. While his latest group exhibitions include Work on Paper Art Fair, Lime Tree Gallery, Royal Geographical Society, London, Pastel Society Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London and Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.

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