With each artwork, Oussamah invites the audience to embark on a journey that begins with bold shapes, strokes, fine lines and splatter. It starts to take form into a universe of oxymorons, metaphors and onomatopoeia.
Gentle yet controversial messages and images of fantastic confessions; that in the world we live in, our most insane delusions, fantasies and reality, in their detail are all intertwined.
Not only attributing emotions and reactions throughout every stroke of brush, and using it as a device for personifying the rawest of inanimate objects and natural phenomena, therefore allocating the rawest human characteristics to other living creatures, organisms, matter and energy from the whole Universe. Captivating the cosmos in its sweetness and bitterness.
Showcasing how an emotion is brought into being.
Each and everyone of his paintings could be interpreted differently, giving birth to hidden characters, uncovering new perspectives, every time. What you see is who you are that day, or-what you learnt yesterday. What you see isn’t what you’re getting but in fact, it’s exactly what you’re getting.
Oussamah makes sure that every painting alone Emanates a deafening silence, When his work is placed together, each collection tells a rich story that mirrors a universal human truth, while deconstructing self and reconstructing freedom, allowing him to move on to another chapter of the never ending tale of us.
a touch of street, a bit bourgeois... much like the artist himself.
Born on March 8, 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon
Oussamah moved countries every couple of years since he was Five. Changing homes, leaving was natural, making new friends, diving into unknown cultures, from the Arabian Gulf to the South of France. He studies in Toronto where he received a BA in Liberal Studies with focus on Visual Arts, Humanities and flirting with Psychology. He then did his Post Graduate Studies in Graphic Arts at the Academy of Design, Toronto. He worked as a Graphic Artist between Toronto and the UAE until 2013 where he moved to Brooklyn to peruse his life as an Artist.
Oussamah’s work has been exhibited in multiple shows and international art fairs in New York, London, Beirut and Venice. He’s currently exhibiting with Artual Gallery in Beirut, Lebanon.
ITSLIQUID | VENICE | 2021
ARTUAL GALLERY | BEIRUT | ONGOING
RESIDENCE DES PINS |BEIRUT | 2020
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR | LONDON | 2019
BISHOP GALLERY | BROOKLYN | 2018
666 FITH AVE. | SOLO
| NEW YORK | 2018
GREENPOINT OPEN STUDIOS
| BROOKLYN | 2018
BOGART HOUSE | BROOKLYN | 2017
BALADE | NEW YORK | 2017
LEBANESE CONSULATE | NYC | 2017
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS
| BROOKLYN | 2016
LEBANESE CONSULATE | NYC | 2016
SECRET LOFT | BROOKLYN | 2015
ART LOVES NEW YORK | NYC | 2015
LEBANESE CONSULATE | NYC | 2015
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS | NYC | 2015
BROOKLYN WIDELIFE | NUDE SHOW | 2015
LEBANESE CONSULATE | NYC | 2014
MADAME X | NYC | 2014
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS | NYC | 2014
CHRISTIES AUCTION | NYC | 2014
PAPER BOX | BROOKLYN | 2013
BISHOP GALLERY| BROOKLYN | 2013
BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS | BROOKLYN | 2013
WHITE BOX GALLERY | NYC | 2013