Hala Mouzannar gives prominence in her work to the materiality, and vicissitudes, of the flesh. She dwells on the material surface of her canvases, creating tears, crusts, and chutes from the manipulation of a mélange of stone powder, silicon, latex, gauze, and oils. The formation of differently textured surfaces, in a range of exuberant and at times corporeal colors, invokes in the viewer visceral bodily sensations of both (interested) pleasure and perturbation.
Born in Beirut in 1968, Hala Mouzannar came to the world of art after decades of experience in the creative industry. She worked as a Media Planner for Leo Burnett Beirut, as a Media Executive for Future Television, and as a director of acquisitions for Aïzone. In 2005, she founded Madame Rêve, a costume jewelry store and