Lina Husseini Artist Catalog | Agora Gallery

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French-Lebanese artist Lina Husseini creates exuberant PVC sculptures that challenge academic tenets and playfully take a life of their own. Raised in Lebanon and France–her work expresses a transcendence of East and West as her influence stems from both. Beginning her self-taught practice using papier-mâché, she built on these skills to explore various mediums playing with material, color, and composition. She uses her practice to take everyday materials out of context, challenging cultural notions of use value and the quotidien and using her work to signal an optimistic transcendence of the human arenas of politics and society.

Husseini employs PVC as her primary medium, pioneering its use in the art world. Working with this material at high temperatures straight from the machine, she creates distinctive and unprecedented sculptures. Each piece is a testament to her meticulous craftsmanship, as she shapes them spontaneously by hand, eschewing the use of molds. Her latest series, About People and Relationships–comprised of eight sculptures–deviates from her predilection for curved forms, embracing a more geometric orientation, yet retaining Husseini’s intuitive approach.

Husseini exhibited extensively in her native Lebanon as well as the United States. Her sculpture Together is part of the permanent collection of the Peoria Riverfront Museum, in Peoria, Illinois. She also participated in auctions in the USA to raise funds for student scholarships in Lebanon and cancer treatment. Most recently, Husseini exhibited with Multi Art Events in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, France, and Salon international d’art contemporain in Marseille, France.

Belonging, 2023 Painted PVC 15.5” x 10.5” x 7” $2600 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Duality, 2023 Painted PVC 19”
6.5” $2650 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Independent, 2023 Painted PVC 23.5” x 10.5” x 7” $2800 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Symbiosis, 2023 Painted PVC 13” x 10.5” x 7” $2550 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Hierarchy, 2023 Painted PVC 57.5” x 10.5” x 7” $3700 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Connected, 2023 Painted PVC 28” x 10.5” x 7” $2950 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Lonely, 2023 Painted PVC 14” x 9” x 6.5” $2550 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Safe, 2023 Painted PVC 15.5” x 10.5” x 7” $2600 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM

I am driven by a profusion of spontaneous ideas that compel me to transform them into sculptures, day and night. Inspired by sentences, situations, and the world around me, my creations become a vibrant expression of emotions and boundless imagination through shapes and colors. Anything—a sentence, a fleeting situation—can spark the creative flame. When words fail, shapes and colors step forward, becoming my voice to express emotions and unleash the bounds of the imagination. I use PVC as my main medium, shaping it at high temperatures without the use of a mold so that each piece is inherently unique. Each sculpture conveys a critical message that reflects the ever-changing moods of the moment. In my latest series About People and Relationships, I explore how geometry interplays with the malleability of the material and the use of bold colors while continuing to harness the intuitive flow that lies at the heart of my work.

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