Charbel-joseph H. Boutros – My answer to ecology #2

Charbel-joseph H. Boutros – My answer to ecology #2

25 September - 5 October




Image courtesy of
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros / GreyNoise Gallery

Charbel-joseph H. Boutros was born in Mount Lebanon and lives and works between Beirut, Paris and Maastricht. His work mingles Romanticism, an heritage of conceptual art and "Obscurtism".

The idea that something is here, yet inaccessible, missing, is central in his production. His works attempts to melancholically give a form of presence to a permanent absence. As a Lebanese artist, being born in the war, his art is not engaged in an explicit political and historical reflection, but is more accurately haunted by the said political and historical reflection.

In ‘My answer to ecology #2′ a turned on refrigerator is facing a turned on electric heater, cold mingles with heat. An ice cube is placed between these two invisible opposite forces.

H. Boutros was a researcher in the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and he will be resident at Pavillon du Palais de Tokyo. The artist lives and works between Beirut, Paris and Maastricht. His work has been exhibited in the 12th International Istanbul Biennial, Palais de Tokyo, Vancouver Biennial, 3rd Bahia Biennial, Beirut Art Center, MAM-BA Museum of Modern Art, Fons Welters Gallery, Grey Noise Gallery, Jaqueline Martins Gallery and LISTE 19.

Charbel-joseph H. Boutros’s work will be on display as part of the exhibition ‘the fluidity aspect’, which runs from the 25th of September until the 5th of October. Find more information about the exhibition here.