Self-taught painter Vincent Bassil is one of these witnesses of the evolution of Beirut. He has created an exhibition that visualizes the changes he has witnessed in the capital since 2008, especially on his home street in Mar Mikhael.
Hosted by ARTLAB, the instalment features 30 untitled pieces that highlight some of the drastic changes the city went through.
The paintings mix art and architecture by displaying an aerial view of the streets with illegible writing, in the background or woven between streets. Bassil has even included a 3d portion in the exhibit.
The exhibit has been a hit with locals, attracting both young and old art-lovers. The event is open to the public and continues till March 9th of this year.
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