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about lola...

Lola is a multi-disciplinary artist creating across different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and photomontages, as such, her work is quite varied. 

To her, visual art is like music, a magical therapeutic tool, a universal mode of communication that does not require any form of translation whatsoever.

Nature and the interconnectedness of everything in and with nature are her deepest inspiration. Music is another major inspiration of hers and the music she listens to when she creates becomes a part of the artwork. She likes to call it “the secret ingredient” in her art. Many of the visuals she creates were born within a specific song or melody.

Her work simultaneously straddles nature, humanity, spirituality, magic, fantasy and what she refers to as "harsh realities" but because she is a firm believer in Dostoyevsky's saying that "beauty will save the world," she always aims to create a visually appealing final result. Her hope is that anyone who looks at her work will feel a rush of positive energy and an awakening of their sense of wonder. She does not seek to shock, she seeks to soothe.

 

Even when working on several projects simultaneously, there is almost always a "meeting point" between the various projects she works on, as if each was somehow an essential part of the other and as if these various projects were different parts of a same "whole."

 

Lola first studied photography at Kensington & Chelsea College, then at Kingsway College in London and a few years later completed a BA in Graphic Design and Illustration at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London).


She was born in Beirut and is Franco-Lebanese. When she was three, war broke out in Lebanon and from then on her upbringing took place ping-ponging between Lebanon, Italy and France (Lyon), though mainly in Lebanon. 

She has been living in London since June 1990 and has also lived briefly in Chile and Argentina. She speaks fluent English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Her cross-cultural upbringing, way of life and friends, have left her feeling universal, belonging to no place in particular and to all places at once. Her own true home and eternal shelter is music, that all-encompassing wonder, without which, as Nietzsche rightfully declared, “life would not be worth living."