Architect, painter, illustrator, Benoit DEBBANE was born in Beirut in 1974.
In the early 90's, being still a pupil of the "Grand Lycéefranco-libanais," he made his first steps into the art world by roaming the streets of his hometown Beirut in search of walls he brightened up with paint spray works, which will make him one of the pioneers of Lebanese street art.
Later, he studied architecture at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, then became a teacher at the same academy and in various universities where he introduced young graphic designers and architects to illustration. Local magazines and newspapers call on him to illustrate and add his grain of salt, including "L'Orient-Le Jour" where he caricatures the absurdities of our society every Monday.
As a painter, he has long exhibited at the ART LOUNGE, a space that lends itself well to his Pop style and his irreverent and tragicomic "doodlings", an art that does not take itself too seriously and mixes angels, demons, cyclops, shooters, botoxed women and all kinds of fantastic creatures together, from the imagination of a child who has never grown up.
This exhibition entitled "OUGA OUGA!" is meant to represent the cry of the primitive man who sleeps in each of us ...
The opening will take place on June 11, 2019 from 18:00 to 22:00.