Combining abstract geometry and traditional art, my artwork is composed of a wide range of different materials, where the elements tangle and collide, where the iciness of steel contrasts with the softness of natural stones, where the luster of marble counterbalances the ruggedness of crushed stone, the embodied art swirls and transforms itself continuously until finally, it reaches a state of equilibrium. After selecting a variety of materials that inspire me, I start my work, I superpose lines and curves, I play with hills and valleys, I reconcile forms and textures, I let it all evolve by itself only to stop it all when, intuitively, the ensemble harmonizes itself.
Originally from Beyrouth, Samar Maalouf is a contemporary mosaist living today in Montreal. After exposing in different showrooms and fairs worldwide (from Lebanon, through France, to Canada), she teaches painting and drawing at the college level as well as many private classes.
Samar currently focuses herself on the creation of her own collection of mosaics and on the development of her studio in Montreal.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, UQAM, Montreal, Canada
Restoration of Works of Art (Intensive Workshop), Lebanon
Pottery Workshop, Lebanon
Master of Fine Arts, Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Beirut, Lebanon
Scholarship Holder at the ferric sculpture studio of the National School of Modern Art, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Winner of the 1st prize at the Byblos Bank contest, Beirut
Eparchie St-Maron (Stained Glass), Montreal, QC, Canada
Paul Martin Collection, Montreal QC, Canada
Montessori School, Lasalle, QC, Canada
St-Antoine The Great (Mosaic), Outremont, QC, Canada
Byblos Bank, Beirut
Ministry of Education, Beirut