Marwan Rechmaoui – ‘I’m Interested in Urban Phenomenon’ | TateShots

We visit artist Marwan Rechmaoui in Beirut to hear how the city has inspired his work. Based in Beirut, Rechmaoui is a Lebanese artist who began his career as a painter, exploring social realism and then abstract expressionism.

Beirut Caoutchouc 2004-2008 is a large floor-based map of the city of Beirut. The heavy-duty rubber, which translates in French as ‘caoutchouc’ is embossed with roads and highways, with each of the sixty segments demarcating a separate neighbourhood in the city.

Marwan Rechmaoui in the Tate collection:

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