Serge Najjar

Born in Beyrouth, Lebanon in 1973. Lives and works in Beyrouth and Paris.

Serge Najjar’s approach to photography is intuitive. It derives from his passion for modern and contemporary art. Kazimir Malevich’s “Architectons”, Josef Albers’ abstract compositions, Robert Mangold and Ellsworth Kelly, and also Aurélie Nemours, Frank Stella and Sol LeWitt are listed among his references. The graphic approach of the Russian Avant-garde and, specifically, Alexander Rodchenko catches Najjar’s interest early on his career: deciphering the image and its construction will come to guide the structure of his future endeavours. Always on foot across the city, the photographer tracks down architecture, surfaces and “ordinary” shapes which when seen from unusual angles appear as surreal figures.