Beyond Fashion: Lebanese Designer Tony Ward Supporting Art

Dana Mortada   |   30 - 04 - 2018

 

 

As part of an initiative supporting arts and creativity, Lebanese designer Tony Ward hosted two emerging artists in the heart of his fashion house on April 24. Welcoming local architects, interior designers, and gallery owners along with VIP clienteles to discover this one-of-a-kind collaboration where fashion meets art.

 

Two extreme worlds merged, the captivating paintings of Nada Matta smoothly collided with the dynamic steel sculptures of Nayla Kai Saroufim.

 

Nada Matta

 

Nada Matta’s poetic paintings shine light on a particular theme under the title “Racines En Vol”; displaying the tale of leaves and tree trunks in an incredible concentration of stains and lines. The detail-oriented artist leans more to pure black and white, with an occasional mixed of unexpected pop of colour.

 

Nayla Kai Saroufim

 

As for Nayla Kai Saroufim’s playful installations, it is the story of an invasion of characters taking over Tony Ward’s showroom; starting with the vitrine, all throughout the three floors, disrupting the usual routine of the Tony Ward building.

 

The exhibition will run until May 31st at the Tony Ward headquarters in Achrafieh, Beirut.

 

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