Artist Claude Habib
Artist Claude Habib (Owner-Director at La PAROLE Art Gallery). Is a Lebanese International Artist, Art Consultant, Art Instructor/Trainer, and Books Illustrator, (Scholar, Cultural Books and Stories). Holds a BA degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the Lebanese University in Beirut, a Diploma - with distinction - of Higher Education in Painting & Drawing from the University of Fine Arts in Beirut, and a Certificate in The History of Art from the Paris Sorbonne University in Abu Dhabi. Has lived and worked in Lebanon before moving to Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2006. In 2009, Claude inaugurated her own Word of Art, and thus, transferred this glamorous activity to take place at “La PAROLE Art Gallery” in Abu Dhabi. She joined the Paris Sorbonne University academic board as Art Instructor, since 2011 until to date.
In 2011, Claude Habib became an international Artist when her Artwork “PORTRAIT PAUL VALÉRY” – Cement/concrete on fortified wood – 65x45cm, joined the private collection of Musée Paul Valéry in Sète, France. In October 2018, C.HABIB was invited by the museum during the festival "Peintures et Poésies 2018" to meet the public and discuss the relation between Philosophy and Art, also to explain the cement technique used to execute her Artwork. Artist C.HABIB is featured in the museum’s catalogue and her ArtWork “PORTRAIT PAUL VALÉRY” is now available as postcards at the museum.
Predominantly working with mixed media, Claude’s best friend is charcoal, then oil, sand, cement, wires –anything that works.
‘I use mixed media to accomplish my aim sometimes through distortion, exaggeration, primitivism and perhaps vivid, jarring or dynamic application of formal elements’ .
Claude’s work combines philosophy and beauty to give life to a unique art that is not easy to class with a particular style.
“For me, there is no finished or not finished painting, but only a painting that I decide to stop working on”. – C.Habib