NAYLA KAI SAROUFIM

ARTWORK

ABOUT NAYLA

ABOUT NAYLA

Nayla Kai Saroufim was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1982. She graduated from ALBA (Académie Lebanese des Beaux-Arts) with a degree in Illustration and Art Direction. While working in the publicity field at several multinational advertising agencies, Nayla began rekindling her interest in art. This interest was not something new. Ever since she was a child, she knew what she wanted: to be an artist. Creative, a dreamer, and a lover of color and beauty, Nayla’s personality is clearly portrayed in her art. It’s been a decade since Nayla has been engaging in a creative expression of her personality. Her work embodies her attraction to colors and interest in all forms of expression, especially installations.

Nayla’s art is a rich mix of media. She was always captivated by the dialogue between painting, illustration, and graphics. In 2013, after falling in love with metal works, she decided to focus solely on metal in her art. Her style is fluid and diverse, from abstract to realistic, and at times inspired by pop art and other cultures. Her fascination with the artistic tradition, contemporary popular culture and the essence of being a citizen in a changing globalized world are evident in her work. Her technique is unique and personalized: a fusion of mixed media and installations in layers of steel, copper, wood, and other elements. Nayla strives to make her positivity and love of happiness appear in her art, sparking emotion and thoughts in viewers. She hopes that by looking at her art, people will realize that there is beauty and happiness in the simplest things.

Nayla Kai Saroufim’s work has graced the walls of solo exhibitions including a show in London in December 2015 and one in Beirut in October 2013. Her work has been exhibited at the Beirut Art Fair, in Singapore, and at Asia Contemporary Art.

SERIES

SMALL SCULPTURES
Rolling balls
Artwork 11
Artwork 10
Artwork 9
In the sky
Artwork 8
Artwork 7
Artwork 5
Blablabla
Artwork 3
Artwork 2
Up in the air
BIG SCULPTURES
Love Big Steel Installations
Mirror
Mirror Colors
Heart Mirror
Kids Silhouette Balcony
Kids Silhouette
Kids playing
Steel Sculpture Kids
Big Steel Installations Birds
Big Steel Installations Birds
Big Steel Installations BEIRUT
Big Steel Installations
Big Steel Installations
Big Steel Installations Arabic
Je t’Aime
Neon Installation
Nails Justice
Big Steel Installations
Nails
Steel Installations
Beirut in Nails
Mirrors & Steel Installations
Steel Installations
CANVAS PAINTINGS
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World
Londo Cities Around The World
Cities Around The World

EXHIBITIONS

2020

  •  February 28 to March 01, 2020, Artsfemin, Gstaad , Switzerland
  • January 2020, Dessine-moi un Cèdre, Green Cedar Lebanon, Paris.

2019

  • November 2019, West Village collective exhibition, Azart Gallery, New York
  • November 2019, Jacques Oueiss Gallery, solo exhibition, Beirut, Lebanon
  • October 2019, Contemporary Art RUHR, Germany, Galeria Gaudi Madrid
  • Beirut Design week – collaboration with GS storey
  • Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, VC art gallery
  • Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, VC art gallery

2018

  • Beyond Fashion exhibition in collaboration with Tony Ward, Beirut, Lebanon

2016

  • Singapore art Fair, Sana Gallery, Singapore

2015

  • Asia Contemporary Art Fair, Sana Gallery, Singapore
  • Collective exhibition – Sana Gallery, Singapore
  • Beirut, Love, Hate, Solo Exhibition in Graffik Gallery London, UK – Curator Vanessa clark

2014

  • Beirut Art Fair, with Urban Fusion Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon

2013

  • Cities of Light, Solo exhibition in Piece Unique Gallery Solidere, Beirut, Lebanon

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GALLERIES

Lebanon

Main Gallery
Centre Georges Kanaan,
Jal el Dib

Spain

Galeria Gaudi
García de Paredes 76, 28010 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 702 03 36

USA

Azart Gallery
51 Orchard St -New York, NY 10002 – Lower East Side
Tel: +917 3620530