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MEMENTO by Lina Husseini
'MEMENTO' transcends the boundaries of time and space.
Fragments of the past sculpted in PVC, frozen within a glimmer of eternity.
This contemporary material, laden with emotions and meanings.
The artworks depict the flow of time and the impermanence of life.
« When an inanimate object communicates, this in itself is an achievement.
The ability to transform matter into communicative art works is an ability that Lina Husseini masters.
She brings us elements of human perception through molded pieces that transcend, almost, to being alive. »
Curator, Dr. Tony Karam
About Lina Maalouf Husseini
Lina Maalouf Husseiniis a self-taught artist.
With a degree in Public Administration from the American University of Beirut, her artistic journey has led her in a different direction.
Having lived in both Lebanon and France, her work reflects a blend of influences from the East and West. This fusion manifests as a form of transcendence in her art, bridging diverse cultures and sensibilities.
In her experimentation with materials, colors, and compositions, she takes ordinary elements and situates them in unfamiliar contexts. Her approach questions how people usually see everyday things. Her artworks feel positive, suggesting a sense of freedom from society's rules.
Lina Maalouf Husseini's pioneering innovation lies in the use of PVC as her primary medium. A collaborative duo emerged with her husband Roland Husseini, an engineer and specialist in PVC material. Their partnership combines creativity and technical expertise to produce unique and unconventional artworks.Working at high temperatures, they skillfully manipulate the materials. The meticulous handcrafted work of the Husseini Duo retains an element of spontaneity..
She exhibited in Beirut, New York, Peoria, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Marseille, Abidjan.
Her PVC sculpture « Together » is part of the permanent collection of the Peoria Riverfront Museum, in Peoria, Illinois.