Watercolours – Simone Fattal

Watercolours – Simone Fattal


June 2017
ISBN 9781912122004
240 x 320 mm
200 pages
114 illustrations

A collection of watercolour artworks combining painting, collage and sculpture by Lebanese artist Simone Fattal.

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Watercolours depicts over 100 watercolour artworks made between 1972 and 2016, combining painting, collage and sculpture, by Paris-based, Lebanese artist Simone Fattal. These works are preceded by a discussion with artistic director of London’s Serpentine gallery Hans Ulrich Obrist, in which Fattal ruminates on her childhood in Damascus, her publishing company The Post-Apollo Press and other recurring themes that continue to inspire her long-standing affinity with the watercolour medium.

About the artist

Simone Fattal was born in Damascus and grew up in Lebanon. She studied philosophy at the Ecole des Lettres, Beirut, and then at the Sorbonne, Paris. In 1969, she returned to Beirut and started painting, eventually fleeing in 1980 with the outbreak of the civil war. Having moved to California, Fattal founded The Post-Apollo Press, a publishing house dedicated to innovative and experimental literary work. In 1988, she returned to artistic practice after enrolling at the Art Institute of San Francisco. Fattal’s oeuvre encompasses sculpture, ceramics, collage and painting. She lives and works in Paris, with her partner Etel Adnan.