The painting shows two people at the table with only one cup. The spaces and the depth in the painting creates a haunting intensity of the moment.
The symbolism behind this painting is the moment of self-reflection when we sit alone drinking a glass and processing our thoughts as if we are having a discussion with ourselves. This is presented by showing the main character in a contemplation setup with the other person in a homogeneous dark color indicating the inner self.
The title of this painting is based on a place in Beirut where the artist made his first solo exhibition and where he used to spend most of his time to reflect and get the inspiration for most of his earliest artwork.
Oil on Canvas, 60x77cm
January 30, 2023