VISIONS FROM BEIRUT / Living in Beirut has brought a new reality to my work. This complex andvibrant city intrigues and demands of me a response. The contradictions areeverywhere, between the new and the old, the humble and the extravagant. Everyextremity of life is alive in Beirut, from the creative to the destructive.A short walk in one of the streets of Beirut offers an endless source ofinspiration to draw from, challenging me to explore new ways of expressing thisvisual wealth.I have tried to convey these vibrations through layers of color glazes,differing textures and collage to reflect the complexities of these transientvisions.Leila, Beirut 2010.
Leila Kubba was born and educated in Baghdad; she graduated with a National Diploma of Art and Design from the Manchester School of Art and Architecture in the U.K. and also studied for a period of five years at the Corcoran College of Art in Washington DC. She has participated in several international exhibitions, including solo exhibitions at Leighton House in London, Magna Gallery