In an interview, Anas Albraehe shows a painting of a young boy and a woman connected by a thread, explaining “That is me… holding on to the last thread that relates me to my mother. She was a tailor, you know”.
Born in Soueida, Anas Albraehe (1991) obtained a BA in painting and drawing from the Fine Arts Faculty, Damascus University and a Master’s degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from the Lebanese University. Embedded with psychological aspects, his various series of portraiture depict mostly images of women: his mother, neighbour, women manual labourers as well as male refugee roommates whose only vulnerable moment is when they are sound asleep. Sometimes large scale and sometimes intimate, his oil paintings range fromt he lusciously colourful to those with an earthy palette.
Anas Albraehe has had solo exhibitions in Beirut and Jordan. His work has been selected for group exhibitions at venues including the Middle East Institute Gallery, Washington DC; Contemporary Art Platform CAP Kuwait (organised by Selections Magazine); Albareh Gallery, Bahrain; and he has held an artist workshop as part of the Sharjah Art Biennial.
- Manal - 2017 in / Amman / Jordan
- Manal - 2017 in Artspace Gallery / Beirut / Lebanon