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Light bulbs feature prominently in Hanibal Srouji's childhood memories. As a child, Srouji used to visit a neon bulb factory, where two of his uncles worked. For "Tete dans les nuages" (Head in the Clouds) Srouji has also introduced handcrafted neon light bulbs into his work.After almost four decades, the artist returned to his uncles' factory, working with the artisans to create the handmade tubes in intricate shapes and luminous colors used in this show.The addition of the neon bulbs to Srouji's work is in keeping with his practice.The neon works transform depending on whether or not they are switched on, feeding into Srouji's interest in duality. Formally, though, the bulbs are a radical departure from his previous work – characterized by muted colors and understated simplicity of line and form. Many of the new works are influenced by the minimalism of Japanese painting, the artist says, and the attention to detail seen in Persian miniatures."Tete dans les nuages" marks a thematic shift for Srouji, whose previous work was concerned with a darker theme, Lebanon's wartime experience.Now, Srouji says, he wants to focus on the possibility of a brighter future.Srouji's "Tete dans les nuages" is up at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Raouche until March 19 .
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