Charles Khoury


Born in Lebanon in 1966, Charles Khoury creates works characterised by highly animated abstracted bodies and brightly coloured canvases. His artistic style has evolved from his earlier abstract paintings toward figurative works that are rendered in a cubist style, often depicting animals and botanical shapes that imbue the canvas with a playful, at times absurdist, spirit. Similarly, his sculptural works, notable for their precise geometric forms, are also playful in style due to the bold primary colours and bold outlines covering their surface. Studying Lithography at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Khoury later became a member of the International Association of Fine Arts – Unesco, Paris. He has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Ivory Coast, the United Kingdom and France. He was awarded the 2008 Special Jury Award from the Nicolas Sursock Museum. The artist continues to live and work in Beirut.