Born in Beirut in 1983, Ihab Ahmad studied Visual Communication Art at the Lebanese University. He also took part in several workshops in silkscreen painting and drawing.
In 2016 he founded “Beirut Art Studio” a space dedicated to teaching art to children and adults. Ihab’s work is diverse. In addition to acrylic and collage on canvas he creates metal and wood sculptures with a contemporary flair. Ihab developed a symbiotic relationship with his intriguing natural symbols such as fish, eyes, trees and man-made symbols like patterns and geomatric forms all of which emerged as an intense and bright abstraction.
His joyful art and affinity with color are a refuge as well as a powerful message of optimism. Every work has the potential to reveal the artist’s psyche and ultimately transcends it.
The symbols elaborated on his canvas trigger the imagination of the viewer a dialogue with the surreal and an open ended horizon of contemplation and decoding. He is influenced by Paul Klee’s work who said: ” Art does not reproduce what we see rather it makes us see”.
Ihab exhibited his work at many art fairs like Abu Dhabi Art (november 2021)DIFC-Dubai, Egypt International Art Fair Cairo, 2021, Belvedere Art Space , Galeries Lafayette- Dubai July 2021