Anas Albraehe

Anas Albraehe was born in Syria, in 1991.
He lives and works between Paris and Beirut.

He attained a Bachelor’s degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Fine Arts in Damascus, Syria, in 2013. Following the outbreak of the Syrian war, he relocated to Lebanon, where he pursued further studies, earning a Master’s degree in Psychology and Art Therapy from the Lebanese University in 2015.

Growing up in Suwayda’s remote countryside, Anas found inspiration in the vibrant and rich details of his surroundings. His art vividly showcases the intricate nuances of human psychology, with a particular emphasis on the influence of colors. Heavily influenced by French artists such as Jean-Francois Millet, Jules Breton, Henri Matisse and Gauguin. Albraehe blends intricate compositions and a vibrant color palette to bring vivid portrayals. Anas acknowledges that his color choices, are instinctive and instrumental in separating his works from reality, creating a harmonious and imaginative interplay of shades that echo the beauty of his environment. Despite the geographical distance from his homeland, Albraehe maintains a strong connection to his Syrian roots, weaving the vibrant aesthetics and emotional textures of his native land into his creations. The resulting paintings are intuitive, soulful and balanced explorations of color and shape. Anas Albraehe is a laureate in 2021 of the French Institute’s residency programme at the Cité internationale des Arts in Paris. His solo exhibitions include “Mother Earth” at Agial Gallery (Beirut, 2018), “The Dream catcher” at Artspace Hamra (Beirut, 2017) and “Manal” at Wadi Finan Art Gallery (Amman, 2017). He has participated in several group exhibitions, in particular in Middle East Institute Gallery, Washington D.C. (2019), Capkuwait Gallery, Kuwait (2018) and Albareh Gallery, Bahrain (2015).