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  • Ribal MOLAEB, BEYROUTH 04.08.20.

    Beyrouth 04.08.20, 2020. Huile sur toile, 180 x 150 cm. © Ribal Molaeb. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Ribal MOLAEB, Fragment.

    Fragment, 2021. Huile sur toile, 120 x 150. © Ribal Molaeb. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.


Claude Lemand.
C’est le titre de la pre­mière expo­si­tion per­son­nelle à Paris du jeune vir­tuose Ribal Molaeb, musi­cien et pein­tre liba­nais, né en 1992 et établi en Europe depuis l’âge de dix-sept ans.
Ribal Molaeb m’a séduit par ses com­po­si­tions nova­tri­ces et maî­tri­sées, ses cou­leurs riches, har­mo­nieu­ses et éclatantes, son ins­pi­ra­tion phi­lo­so­phi­que et spi­ri­tua­liste uni­ver­sa­liste, sa science musi­cale et pic­tu­rale créa­trice d’un uni­vers poé­ti­que remar­qua­ble et sin­gu­lier.

Ribal Molaeb.
« Each pain­ter paints the cos­mo­gony of him­self. Our sub­cons­cious is full of images from our child­hood and maybe some­ti­mes from our past lives. Despite lea­ving Lebanon aged 17, when I dream at night, the dreams are always coming from my child­hood home.

I don’t wait for ins­pi­ra­tion and I don’t need exte­rior ele­ments to ins­pire me. I can easily paint the Mediterranean Sea while wor­king in my studio in Zürich. This is because the brain has a vast amount of data. I pro­gress my data, in colours and forms, on a canvas.

I have also lear­ned a great deal about how to paint while thin­king as a musi­cian. My art and music undoub­tedly com­ple­ment each other. I build my pain­tings like any musi­cal com­po­si­tion, on the basis of har­mony, move­ment, rhythm, dyna­mics, accents and even cer­tain ‘into­na­tion’ bet­ween the colours. I use my unders­tan­ding of clas­si­cal music theory and com­po­si­tions in order to pro­duce my pain­tings.

I take refuge in pain­ting. My work became meta­phy­si­cal ; how many dimen­sions can I seize with my colors and shapes. What unseen world can I create. To be an artist is to cons­tantly pro­duce your exile.

The Music of colors is an exhi­bi­tion who shows how my musi­cal edu­ca­tion contri­bu­ted to the com­po­si­tion and use of color in my pain­tings. » (Ribal Molaeb)

Ribal Molaeb, Beirut, 2020.
« Beirut, a thea­tri­cal drama. A beauty that hurts. This pain­ting depicts the dra­ma­tic tra­gedy of Beirut explo­sion in 2020. The sea is dark with a cloud hin­ting to Mark Rothko’s spi­ri­tual pain­ting. Beirut, with its people, like a wild Wagnerian opera. »

Ribal Molaeb, The Mountain, 2020.
« A moun­tain, an ancient refuge, a home. Soil, stone, water­falls, trees and houses ascen­ding up. It is not just a place. It is a living human entity with great exten­ded roots that go back to the ancient civi­li­za­tions of Lebanon. »

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