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La bête a bon dieu

Size/120 x 80 cm

Shadows and Furniture

Size/120 x 120 cm


Size/60 x 150 cm

Paula Chahine

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Artist’s Story

Paula graduated from — USEK with a degree in interior architecture / Her two favorite subjects at university, painting and history of art, marked her lifestyle and career immensely / In 1999, Paula joined Le Cercle Hitti, where she put her skills and devotion into practice / It was then that she felt the desire to start painting / Her abstract style and layered painting techniques, which often featured acrylic on canvas, were well received in the region; helping her create and sell more than 700 paintings in Lebanon, Kuwait, Dubai and Abu Dhabi / Despite her successful career, she felt unfulfilled / Her life had always been shaped by powerful emotions and strong passions, and routine and boredom were two evils she had never learnt to cope with / This is what ultimately pushed Paula to establish her own creative atelier in 2005 where she focused on grandiose interior projects / After 15 years of hard work and self-development, many successful projects, hundreds of stories to tell and strong waves of emotions she started painting again / This comeback was celebrated in June 2014 with her debut solo exhibition full of painfully strong emotions reflecting on the human condition and analyzing people from the inside out /

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Selected Exhibitions

2017 Group show, Potato Mike, NYC, USA
2016 Solo show, Minotti Beirut, Beirut Design Week, Lebanon
2015 “The Way It Is”, Beirut, Lebanon
2015 “Chronicle”, Group show, Sana Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2014 “Inside Out” Debut Solo show, Beirut, Lebanon

Career Highlights

  • 2017 Group show, Potato Mike, NYC, USA
  • 2014 “Inside Out” Debut Solo show, Beirut, Lebanon

Artist Statement

From the acquisition of the smallest human need, to the attainment of the highest ethical and moral value, MAN struggles within his own perceptive or oblivious mind for the achievement of their ‘Happiness’. Some confuse Happiness with mindless self-indulgence, I define it as the only honorable purpose of any lucid mind that endeavors to remain loyal to the achievement of their moral values, which leads to nothing but peace with oneself and with all its surrounding no matter how foreign or opposing the people or cultures around are.

My paintings are a pure manifestation of my guiltless search for my own happiness, in a world that condemns rational and peaceful minds.