About Hanibal Srouji
"The Cage series started after the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York. I was associated with “Triangle Workshop”, founded by the artist Sir Antony Caro, and the association occupied the 92nd floor of the left tower… Then again, I was, symbolically, affected and scarred by the event. Today, here in Beirut, we are still living the after effects of the traumatic explosion of the Port. Another blast, yet, life and hope endure …This series address notions of violence and exile, which is a central theme in my work. Yet, the expression of the paintings remains that of an attempt to sublimate these lived “concepts”, by offering openings and spaces of contemplation. This work is dedicated to all those who have endured and continue… "