Jamal Tayara-Baroudy

Jamal Tayara-Baroudy is a multi-disciplinary artist and graphic designer working across different media.

She started her career working in and freelancing for advertising and branding agencies until she established Art Like This, an independent graphic and art studio in 2011 focusing on art and design projects and site-specific installations.

Trained in Lebanon as a fine artist and graphic designer, Jamal employs a technical rigour to her work, which is manifested through her use of shape, scale and repetition, both visually and through her artmaking process.

Driven by the idea of the garden as a conceptual manifestation of Paradise, Jamal is fascinated in the tension between the natural and the human worlds. In her work, she blends the digital and the analogue, exploring the intersection of science and art. Her artmaking focuses heavily on the transformation of organic materials both visually and by hand; manipulating materials from plants that she harvests to be used in her artworks. Natural forms are further analysed through forensic rubbings and markings, digital scanning, and drawings in ink and pencil. The result is a practice that is a dynamic, ongoing dialogue between the artist and nature; one that is constantly evolving with the landscape around her.

Jamal Tayara-Baroudy has been featured in group exhibitions such as ‘The New Beginning of Thinking is Geometric’ (Maraya Art Centre, 2013), ‘Islamopolitan’ (Maraya Art Centre, 2014), ‘Play’ (Tashkeel, 2019). Her first solo show was ‘Garden After’ (1971 Design Space, 2015). She was shortlisted for the Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize 2020 Edition 7: Flora. Recently, she collaborated with artist Vane Barini from Brazil for a group exhibition, ‘Arquivos Orfaos’ in Sao Paulo, where Jamal built Barini’s ancestral family tree from reading letters in Arabic dating back to the early 20th century.

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