Adlita Stephan 

About her work
Reproduction and repetition, unlike representation, are often associated with memory: Cultural, historical, traumatic. A quintessentially modern notion, away from craftsmanship, psychoanalysis has always related repetition to obsessive compulsive behavior and split personality. Beginning with flowers and patterns, during the times of war in Lebanon, Adlita Stephan began to record on paper the uncertainties and instabilities of the world around her with meticulous marks that later consolidated into a minimal art, filled with personal warmth and anxiety. The artist surveys her intimate life, dreams, the everyday, nightmares, and everything around her, but the secrets of this grammar are not available to the viewer; the spectator only sees the gate of mortality. Through an elaborate theory of point and line, Stephan succeeds in translating physical displacement as a socio-political reality onto a plane of the personal and the intimate, where symmetrical rupture is a metaphor for the human condition under duress. Thrown into the consciousness of the world, the viewer is awoken, for a last time, before descending into madness.


Biography

Adlita Stephan was born in Lebanon in 1976 and at present, she is based in Beirut .She holds a master’s degree in marketing and communication from the ?cole Sup?rieure des Affaires (Beirut) and a master's degree in fine arts from the Lebanese University; her works on paper and mixed media on wood have attracted positive professional reviews and the interest of international curators. Stephan's work has been showcased in different exhibitions in Beirut and Montreal: "Salon d'Automne de Montr?al", Saibam (2001), “Salon d’Automne”- Sursock Museum at Beirut Exhibition center in (2010 2012), “Visual Arts Forum” UNESCO (2012).

At Galerie Janine Rubeiz, she participated in the exhibition “Clin d’oeil 2014” and her work was showcased in Beirut Art Fair.