Annie Kurkdjian

Born in Beirut 1972

She discovered painting in 1994, when she left her banking job to enroll in fine arts school. She could not find satisfaction in purely painting beautiful still life. It was only through her exploration of philosophy, theology and psychology, particularly while working with patients, that she found a reason to paint.

In her canvases she stretches the possibilities of visible interactions to reveal only the tip of the radical nature of relations humans experience with themselves and others. She pulls us out of our own solitude with intimate positions of children feeding from their mother, others contorted in their underwear and others eating their own feet.

With her dark humour and ‘disproportionate’ characters, she makes us question how well we detect and sympathize with the emotions of those that surround us.

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