Carol HobeikaFollow Artist
Carol Hobeika is a Lebanese artist based in Beirut. Highly intrigued by expressionism, in particular the works of Francis Bacon and Egon Schiele, in 2020 she titled her final BFA project “Henri was Found”. It consists of an installation, paintings, video art, and a book to invite her audience to dive into the life of her created persona.
In 2023, she took part in a collective exhibition at Sursock Palace, titled “The City and I,” where she exhibited four photographs depicting the thoughts of a catastrophe, violence, and the macabre; feelings that she carries with her, whether she is in the city or anywhere else.
She is currently working on a new body of work, titled “Rest in Dirty Showers,” a series of mixed-media paintings and videos.
Carol is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Visual Arts at ALBA, Balamand, from where she also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.
I don’t know what’s happening, but it’s happening.
This has become my creative process which consists of combining images, patterns, and sounds, which intrigue me. I go through a process of «dissecting elements», cutting objects in my mind (as we do in the kitchen) which generates other images, that I never thought of in the first place, which feed my next body of work.
My most recent work “Rest in Dirty Showers” is quite different in terms of technique, style, visuals, & direction from my first work “Henri was Found” but the creative process remains the dissection - at first, I was dissecting a person, but here I cannot yet put into words what I am dissecting.