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
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
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