INAYA FANIS HODEIB (1983)
Inaya studied Fine Arts at the Lebanese University and graduated top of her class. She has participated in several exhibitions around the word. Her work often expresses the observations she has made of her life in Lebanon, through all the hardships
of war and political conflicts, in addition to personal images derived from her everyday life.
“Over the past four years I have imposed limitations on my work, to adhere to Collin’s brutal statement on the art of portraiture. The notion of self imposed limitations forces the artist to look for innovative or just smart ways out of the standard ooze, like an amphibian leaving the water and starting a completely new life on unchartered land. This process is what I adhere to in my work, repeatedly taking a very mundane and familiar object and trying to push it into the realm of art, be it portraits, old cans with grandmother style plants in Lebanon, dogs, door knobs, chairs… Painting such objects is just a way to get past the subject and focus on the more physical process of painting itself, instead of getting lost in contrived themes that can sometimes render a work lacking in artistic honesty and bordering on narration.”