In 2015, I started working on a study that I then called “The Study of Abnormal Anatomy:” an ongoing experiment aimed to understand the roots of my attraction towards people that I select as subjects based on an unexplainable emotional trigger. After the selection, I would start by sketching their figure while allowing my interpretation of their aura, emotions, thoughts, and sexuality to overpower and often distort their actual physical proportions. The finished drawing is a vaguely annotated personal observation that serves as a piece of data that contributes to my understanding of this fascination.
Phase 1
Phase 1
Phase 2
Phase 2
Phase 3
Phase 3
Phase 4
Phase 4
Phase 5
Phase 5
Phase 6
Phase 6
Phase 7
Phase 7
Phase 8
Phase 8
Study 4
Study 4
Study 5
Study 5
Study 6
Study 6
The pieces that I called "Phases" represent episodes of transformation; from normal to abnormal. "Normal" being humans in their natural physical form, "Abnormal" on the other hand portraying them inside out, emotions and expressions as colors and lines. I peeled off the masking layers of the body to achieve the "Study" pieces; a state that is yet to be discovered. 
“Photographs are not only points of reference; they’re often triggers of ideas (...) I’ve always been haunted by them.” —Francis Bacon
Sketch 1
Sketch 1
Sketch 1'
Sketch 1'
Sketch 2
Sketch 2
Sketch 2'
Sketch 2'
Sketch 3
Sketch 3
Sketch 3'
Sketch 3'
Sketch 5
Sketch 5
Sketch 4
Sketch 4
Study 21
Study 21
Study 22
Study 22
The portraits presented in this study are a mixture of both sexes and include auto portraits, giving the study a self-reflective component.
Since then, I have showcased the results of the etude in two collective exhibitions in Beirut: First in December 2015, at Alt City, Hamra, Beirut, and then in August 2016, at Sole Insight, Mar Mkhayel, Beirut.
Phase 11
Phase 11
Phase 12
Phase 12
Study 24
Study 24
Study 25
Study 25
Study 27
Study 27
Study 28
Study 28
Study 29
Study 29
Study 23
Study 23
Study 26
Study 26
Phase 13
Phase 13
Phase 14
Phase 14
The Acrobat 1
The Acrobat 1
The Acrobat 2
The Acrobat 2
The Acrobat 3
The Acrobat 3
The Acrobat 4
The Acrobat 4
The Morning After A
The Morning After A
The Morning After B
The Morning After B
The Morning After C
The Morning After C
The Morning After 1
The Morning After 1
The Morning After 2
The Morning After 2
The Morning After 3
The Morning After 3
The Morning After 4
The Morning After 4
The Morning After 5
The Morning After 5
The Morning After 6
The Morning After 6
The Morning After 7
The Morning After 7
Phase 23
Phase 23
Phase 24
Phase 24
Phase 25
Phase 25
Phase 16
Phase 16
Phase 17
Phase 17
Study 30
Study 30
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