Ricardo Mbarkho
Visual artist

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Ricardo Mbarkho

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> Mobile: +961 3 717703
> Email: contact@ricardombarkho.com
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> Represented by Mark Hachem Gallery

 


 
Digital images

 

Ricardo Mbarkho's work stems from the vibrant scene of today's global digital art practices. Mbarkho divulges alternative readings to issues pertaining to his local cultural and sociopolitical environments, where the latter's significance and information are embodied and channeled through the artist's own flux.

Ricardo Mbarkho manipulates different layers of significations by investigating multiple questions related to language, communication, creative industries, history of art as well as the visual representation within the sociopolitical sphere.

Mbarkho's images are made from texts. The artist uses the computer as a tool to mutate texts into images; the text's binary codes, those simple digits that computers use to stock information, are transposed into a unique corresponding visual. By this creative process, the shapes and colors of Ricardo Mbarkho's art are constantly unveiling new facets of the initial texts. These can be pre-existing sentences chosen by Mbarkho; or these could be tailored by the artist to feed the concept and process leading to his final artwork.


2008-2012. Digital Visuals from Lebanon
2008-2012. Visualizing Communication
2011. Hidden Colors
2011. Space
2011. Beyond Repetition
2011. Beauty
2010. Biblical Themes