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John Jurayj

 (born 1968)
John Jurayj is known for painting.

Biography   John Jurayj


John Jurayj is an emerging Lebanese-American artist, whose works are directly inspired by his war-torn homeland.  Jurayj's work often utilizes the devastated landscapes of Beirut and its demolished architecture, layering skeletal structures with smears and smudges of garishly neon paint.  His use of pop or neon colors and reflective surfaces entice the viewer, confronting them with the uncomfortable dance of aesthetics and violence. 

Jurayj has stated, "My interest is to crack or shatter the image, to disrupt its accepted passivity.  Thus the holes, the mirrors, the turning the image on its side into a Rorschach, the negative inversion of the original image, are all strategies of rupture a   ...  Displaying 750 of 1520 characters.

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UNTITLED (CEDARS OF LEBANON SERIES, 1968, #17)
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