Dubai artist Kristel Bechara has opened a gallery in DIFC with a collection of ten acrylic paintings from a new collection that takes its name from the 5th century poem The Psychomachia, a medieval allegory popular in its time that relates an action-packed battle between the Virtues and Vices for possession of the human soul. Bechara has sought to explore the conflict between good and evil “and the grey areas in between”; each painting is “an invitation to self-introspection and discovery”, largely featuring mythological figures and fables that are given Bechara’s signature treatment of high colour picked out from a more monochrome background.
Above: Kristel Bechara, Imaginarium (2020). Below: Kristel Bechara, Agape (2020)
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