LOT 25
Lena Kelekian
Talal, 2021
Painting in Mixed Media on Special Fabric, Box in Plexiglas and Accessories in Oxidized Bronze
110 x 25 x 27 cm

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,500
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Hala: +961 3 426 888 - Zeina: +961 3 446 655

About This Artwork

"The art piece which is basically a lampshade displaying on special canvas the doodles of Talal that are drawn in a Tiffany style. 

The symbolism of it being a source of light is quite evident. 

While the emergency kit is within reach but cleverly tucked inside the base of the lampshade with easy and simple access to it when needed as all it takes is to lift the shade from the rod and grab the kit inside.

TALAL was the obvious title for my creative work, as he has been and remains the source of inspiration for Zeina through “Roads for Life” for all the humanitarian initiatives aiming at saving the precious lives of as many other “TALAL”s as possible. 

The kit aims to be the source of convalescence to many people at the right moment at the right place.
As his doodles were my inspirations 10 years ago when I designed the two benches on the Ain Mreisse corniche, similarly this time around I felt that it would only be natural that my creation for the LifeBox be dedicated to TALAL in recognition to all what he has achieved after his tragic accident that took him away from his parents and loved ones. 

Every time the kit saves a life, we know for sure that Talal’s mission is alive and serving its purpose."

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Beirut, Lebanon
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  • About Lena Kelekian

    " Multidisciplinary Visual artist with styles ranging from abstract to Landscape & Floral, New Pop Art to neorealism, designer and an iconographer - restorer.
    Holds a BS in Geology from AUB; DST in Theology from ISFR, France; specialty studies in icon painting and restoration from University of London IAP, with field studies in Italy, Greece, Portugal & Spain, Ph.D. Ord. in Fine Arts & Restoration, Italy; Museum Curatorial studies from Beijing Art Academy, China. 
    Since 1992 she had 19 Private exhibitions in Museums (Museo Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca; Museul de Arte Cluj; Villa Audi, Beirut; Tai Miao Temple, Beijing and others) & 184 collective exhibitions, Biennales, Salons in 52 countries namely, New York, LA, Paris (SNBA Louvre), London (Barbican), Barcelona (Nobel Peace Prize Laureate’s Convention art expo), Venice (Venezia Biennale 2017), Milano, Sarajevo (Olympic Sarajevo Art Museum), Constanta ( Constanta Art Museul), Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Mexico City, Penang, Jakarta, Bali, Bangkok, Muscat, Cairo, Guwahati, Dhaka, Seoul, Abu Dhabi, Medellin, Lima, Quito, Rio de Janeiro (Earth Summit Art), Moscow, Madrid, Beijing (4 times selected artist at the Beijing International Art Biennale 2010-12-15-17). 
    She has received 19 gold medals and 28 Awards & distinctions namely, 2 times winner of the Olympic Fine Arts Gold medal from the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics, the 2006 Torino Olympic Torch and The International Olympic Committee IOC Trophy for ‘Arts & Sports 2014’ for Lebanon, Lausanne; ‘La Toile d’Or’, France 1995 among many others. 
     A university lecturer in Byzantine Art at AUB, an environmental designer for embellishing cities in cut ceramic in public places like the Ain Mreisse corniche ceramic benches, Salim Salam and Sassine tunnels, Beirut river wall, Kempinski Summerland Marina walls & public gardens and monuments. Curator and concept developer of International Art Exhibitions and a certified Art Therapist & organizer of art therapy workshops & TOT of mental wellness for the traumatized. 
    Her works are found in permanent display in 30 museums around the world. Acquisitions & commissions of her works are by Head of States, Governmental organizations, celebrities, and private art collectors. She is the brand name for all artworks of CMC Clemenceau Medical Center Affiliated with Johns Hopkins Beirut, Dubai, and Riyadh. Her works have been auctioned at Bonham’s, London, Picenum in Italy, St Porphyrios Auction and others.
    Founder/President of MEADOWS International NGO"

    LOT 25
    Lena Kelekian

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