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is proud to present “FINE PIXELS” by Lebanese artist RICARDO MBARKHO. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, 15 of May 2012 and will run until Tuesday, 29 of May 2012. Beirut
The exhibition will showcase Ricardo Mbarkho’s images: The artist manipulates different layers of significations by investigating multiple questions related to language, communication, creative industries, history of art as well as the visual representation within the sociopolitical sphere. Mbarkho’s images are made from texts. The artist uses the computer as a tool to transcend texts into images; the text's binary codes, those simple digits that computers use to stock information, are transposed into a unique corresponding visual. By this creative process, the shapes and colors of Ricardo Mbarkho’s art are constantly unveiling new facets of the initial texts.
Ricardo Mbarkho’s work stems from the vibrant scene of today’s global digital art practices. Mbarkho divulges alternative readings to issues pertaining to his local cultural and sociopolitical environments, where the latter’s significance and information are embodied and channeled through the artist’s own flux.
Mark Hachem Gallery invites the public to share the artist’s doubts and findings through Ricardo Mbarkho’s solo show, “Fine Pixels”.
in 1974, Ricardo Mbarkho is an artist living in Beirut . Lebanon
He uses multiple mediums to reflect on (un)communicational situations. In his aesthetic approach, he questions a society where the breakdown of social cohabitation is preciously maintained and frozen into a continuous struggle over power and belonging. In his recent works, he manipulates different layers of significations by investigating multiple questions related to language, communication, creative industries, history of art as well as the visual representation within the sociopolitical sphere, where he uses the computer as a tool to transcend texts into images.
His work was presented in many countries (among which: Austria: Ars Electronica; Germany: transmediale; Bosnia-Herzegovina: Galerija 10m2; Lebanon: Mark Hachem Gallery, Espace SD, Goethe-Institut, and Visual Art Forum; Spain: microARTos; France: Biennale de Paris, Ghislain Mollet-Viéville, and VIDEOFORMES; Italy: INVIDEO; Tunisia: Sousse Cultural Center; United Arab Emirates: artParis AbuDhabi). In November 2010, he received the prize of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture for the Contemporary Arts in the Visual Art Forum 2010.
Ricardo Mbarkho received his Art Diplomas from Ecole Nationale Supérieure desBeaux-Arts and Ecole Supérieure d’Etudes Cinématographiques, Paris, France and fromInstitut Supérieur des Beaux-Arts, Beirut. He also completed an exchange study program at
, Carnegie Mellon University . Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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