Henry Jabbour

18 June - 12 July 2020

Pontone Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Henry Jabbour. Born in Beirut, Jabbour graduated from New York Academy of Art in 2015 where he obtained a Master of Fine Art in Painting and Printmaking. His paintings focus on the human figure, exploring the emotive qualities of the body through colour and mark making. 

 

Jabbour's artistic process embraces both the familiar and the unexpected, combining close study and observation with memory and intuition. This approach creates vastly beguilding paintings, distant yet familiar, as though entering a half-remembered room and lingering in the masterfully curated atmosphere. His work looks to subvert the specific in search of the universal. Each piece is a quest beyond the facade of appearance, attempting to connect the vulnerability, fragility and impermanence of the individual with a sense of common and shared humanity.