Marwan Rechmaoui: 'I'm interested in urban phenomenon'

We visit Marwan Rechmaoui in Beirut to hear how the city has inspired his work

Marwan Rechmaoui is a Lebanese artist based in Beirut. He began his career as a painter, exploring social realism and then abstract expressionism.

Beirut Caoutchouc 2004–2008 is a large floor-based map of the city of Beirut. The heavy-duty rubber, which translates in French as ‘caoutchouc’ is embossed with roads and highways, with each of the sixty segments demarcating a separate neighbourhood in the city.

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