Fine Artist | Digital Artist | Photographer | Writer | Designer

MY PAINTINGS ARE MY DIARY.

"I do not write my diary. I paint it."

A secret she finally reveals.
As a teenager, Lara found that writing her diary was risky. Using words was scary. Therefore she created her own encoded alphabet to make her script hard to decipher, nearly impossible to hack by strangers, protected and secure.Soon after, she forgot what she created with words so she started experimenting with abstract drawings & forms which later on became her refuge; stories & feelings embedded in abstract and surreal images, only she could read, yet people can still relate to.




Meet Lara J.
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I paint not what my eyes see, I only paint that which captures my soul.

Beautiful weird connections & sacred secrets, safe on a canvas, intending neither harm nor possessions.
For what is beauty without its freedom?"

Exhibitions

Past & upcoming events

Hamra Spring Festival


Hamra, Makdesi Street, Lebanon
From May 02 till May 03, 2014

Byblos Summer Festival


Byblos, Lebanon
From April till June 2021

Private Exhibition


American Embassy
Lebanon

Bazar Dez Arts


Byblos, Lebanon
From August 07 till August 08 2021

Post colonialism & the search for Identity


Minus 2 Gallery, Beit Meri,
Lebanon, August 2021

Mariage De L'art



Centre Culturel Français - Byblos
From June 24 till June 26, 2022

Biennale Artboxexpo



Venezia, Italy
From July 1 till July 23, 2022




Artist Portfolio

Art Is Not Just A Nice View

Art is supposed to make you feel something;
It is supposed to make you stop & think.
Some other times, Art is meant to provoke you.

WRITTEN BOOKS

Poetry & Illustration

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“Folding scribbles in the wind,
I hope it lands at your doorsteps or else let it find its way into forgetfulness,
while I find mine in new travels.”

-Lara J. Trad-