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530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

Born in Chile and from a Lebanese family, Bechara Baroudi fuses elements of both countries into a maximalist urban pop look. An avid traveler, he developed a passion for Japanese culture, particularly the works of Takashi Murakami and Yayoi Kusama. As a result, his style possesses the over-the-top, two-dimensional quality of Superflat art, featuring characters inspired by manga and tokidoki. However, far from being a mere aesthetic endeavor, Baroudi’s oeuvre hides subtle layers of social criticism. Amidst an avalanche of teddy bears, robots, aeroplanes, and all sorts of odd creatures, Catholicism and Islam, East and West, technology and history peacefully cohabit. Everyone is invited to this huge mad party, without distinction of race, gender, or religion. The feeling is very much like that of a child swimming in a pool of candy. Baroudi wants us to know that, in the end, beyond the destruction of war and the senseless divide that cuts across nations, only love stands to be the winner. Baroudi holds a degree in Graphic Design and Architecture from Universidad Diego Portales, in Santiago de Chile. A self-proclaimed “artistholic,” he paints on anything he can put his hands on: clothing, shoes, wallpaper, sculptures. He has exhibited in Chile, Argentina, Dubai, Qatar, and Lebanon and counts the likes of Pepsi Arabia, UNICEF, Apple Chile, Coca Cola Jordan, and Montblanc among his clients.

V I E W ♥️B E C H® O N A G O R A G A L L E RY

White Bunny❤️Bech #93, 2021 Polyresin 10” x 9.5” x 2” $ 2 0 0 0 – B U Y O N A RT-M I N E.C O M

Trippy Bunny❤️Bech #48, 2021 Polyresin 10” x 9.5” x 2” $ 2 0 0 0 – B U Y O N A RT-M I N E.C O M

Black Bunny❤️Bech #80, 2021 Polyresin 10” x 9.5” x 2” $ 2 0 0 0 – B U Y O N A RT-M I N E.C O M

♥️bech® Bunny, 2021 Giclee print on 320 gram German Etching Hahnemuhle Paper 28” x 20.5” (Limited Edition of 20) $1150 46” x 33” (Limited Edition of 20) $1750 B U Y O N A RT-M I N E.C O M

As a Chilean-Lebanese artist and avid traveler, my work is a crossover between the cultures of my home countries and the places I have visited. In my art, I distil the experiences of my nomadic life into a mishmash of colorful cartoons, psychedelic and pop imagery, and oriental themes. I am especially fascinated by the cultural and religious diversity of Lebanon; its incredibly vibrant nightlife, stunning architecture, and beautiful landscapes, as conveyed in the wild exuberance of my paintings. I operate based on the principle of “less is more, but more is always more.” Therefore, I adopt a maximalist urban style that overloads the senses with a dizzying avalanche of objects, cartoon characters, and words in different languages. Overall, my work celebrates the wonderful madness of the world we live in, love being the main ingredient.


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