Masri - 'Tornado', Oil on canvas.
34" x 54" \ 86cm - 137cm.
Masri is a passionate Italian, US-based artist whose work has been exhibited in USA, the UK, Germany, Lebanon, Italy and Norway. His work is varied and known especially in Europe, and in Major collections - Ellen Degeneres, Ringo Starr, Al Gore and many more.
Harnessing an insatiable desire for artistic discovery, innovation and perfection, he dives into experimentation with openness and enthusiasm. The works he produces as a result are bright, expansive and bold.
Masri has developed a style that captures Mideastern mood with A Lucien Freud brush touch.
The painting comes with a certificate of authenticity and a letter of appraisal.
More About Hayssam:
Italian Lebanese Artist born in Tripoli-Lebanon. I moved to Italy in 1990. Most of my childhood and young age was experienced during a bloody civil war for fifteen years. My works can be divided into different periods and different series of works. .. I am always on the move discovering something artistically new and impressive; something significant with an eye-opening impact on the human psyche; something that does not let monotony and rote repetition take hold of my soul and the flow of my thoughts. This insatiable and agonizing feeling of unexpressed great potential inside of me is not fulfilled by the versatility in my work. I often feel that it needs to explode and express itself in different domains. It is easy for one to be haughty, vainglorious and pretentious, but to be humble needs deep understanding to the universal truth in the conscience of the universe. I like to see the faces of people wearing no masks: I do not wear one.
In Lebanon, he studied architectural design,and he finished his studies in 1986 and then he studied privately calligraphy.
In 1993 he completed his studies at the Art Institute of Florence, specialty Professional Art, advertising and Photography. And at the Academy Art Florence a course in Drawing, Incision and History of art.
He has since he finished his study here in Florence, worked as full time artist in his studio in Florence.
Prizes & Awards and Nominations
2012: First Merit Portrait society of America – self Portrait member-
2012: Finalist for his self portrait at Royal Society of Portrait- Mall Gallery-London
2012: Art Contest International Award and Honorable Mention for his painting “Clouds Falling”
2010: Selected in Art Kudos international Art competition
2010: NDU Lebanese Diaspora International competition Notre Dame University-Beirut
2009: Selected in Art Kudos International Art competitions from series ( Anatomy of Nature)
2008: Selected in Art Kudos International Art competitions from series ( Anatomy of Nature)
2007: 2°Premio International Arte Laguna Museo Santa Caterina) Treviso Italy
2003: 1° Premio international (Art e Società) Caltaniseta Sicilia
2003: Premio Italia 2003- Florence-Certosa