Thursday, April 10, 2008

An absolute must see: the work of Tarek Atrissi

Exhibition at De Levante, Amsterdam: 2 May - 22 June

His work has been on display at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and is in the permanent Design collection of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in the Affiche Museum Holland and in the Design collection of the University of Amsterdam .

That said, the work of Beirut-born Tarek Atrissi has remained one the biggest secrets in the Dutch arts scene. Chances are that this
is about to change, for De Levante Foundation in Amsterdam will exhibit the Graphic and Typographic Design work of this leading Lebanese-Dutch designer.

The exhibition will feature a varied selection of Tarek Atrissi's work developed over the last ten years in Lebanon, New York, Dubai, Qatar and The Netherlands- for commercial and non-commercial projects & commissions around the world.

The Graphic Design work displayed will include Posters, Visual Identities, Typographic and Calligraphic Work as well as interactive design work; a selection of work which is often distinguished by a strong cross-cultural flavour and often described as a modern Arabic Graphic Design Language.

Feel free to drop by and view Atrissi’s work which will be on display from May 2nd 2008 until the 22nd of June 2008.

The artist

Atrissi has worked and studied in Lebanon, the Netherlands and the United States. He holds a BA in Graphic Design with distinction from the American University of Beirut; a Masters of Arts in Interactive Multimedia from the Utrecht School of the Arts in Holland and an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York- where he studied under people like Steven Heller, Paula Scher and Stefan Sagmeister.

His projects were featured in major international design magazines and books in Korea, Germany, France, Russia, Australia, China, Japan, Holland, the United States, England,Canada and the Arab world.
He is the principal of his own design studio, Tarek Atrissi Design, based in the Netherlands and serving a variety of clients, big and small, in Europe, the Middle East and the United States.