Time in Motion

Assadour Solo Exhibition

Time in Motion
5 juin 2024   11:00 AM
Viewing Room 1
4 Cromwell Place
London, SW7
London - United Kingdom


Wednesday 5 June - Saturday 8 June : 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Sunday 9 June : 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

out of hours by appointment only

Janet Rady / +44 (0)7957 284 370 / art@janetradyfineart.com

May Mamarbachi / +44 (0)7880 646 640 / may@artscoops.com

Raya Mamarbachi / +44 (0)7398 198 850 / raya@artscoops.com



Born in Beirut into a Lebanese-Armenian family in the suburb of Burj Hammoud, Assadour Bezdikian, known as Assadour, took interest in drawing at a very young age. His exceptional talent gave him the chance to pursue his practices in engraving and painting, funded by scholarships supported by the Italian Cultural Centre in Beirut and the Lebanese Ministry of Culture. His first training abroad, debuted at eighteen, was at the Pietro Vannucci Academy in Perugia, where he spent the summer months of 1962 to 1964, followed by a continuous period of study from 1964 to 1970 under the painter and engraver Lucien Coutaud (1904-1977) at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he has been established since.

Bezdikian is recognised for his engravings, despite having also developed a renowned oeuvre composed of gouache and watercolour on paper, as well as tempera and oil on canvas. Overall, his works create a realm that flirts with Surrealism, in many ways, much like that of his mentor Coutaud, where extremely complex and detailed imagined landscapes are punctuated by objects dislocated in space, or by other minuscule ones suspended in the air. This results in a world composed of various disarticulations. At times, the objects in his compositions emerge from human heads, emblematic of the nature of Assadour’s complex imagination. His palette is composed of discrete colours that are applied flatly, although he occasionally simulates three dimensional surfaces with a play of light and shadow that creates a delicate sense of translucence.



Artscoops is a leading online platform for art from the Middle East and Africa which holds both digital and physical shows in Lebanon and abroad. A supporter of both established and emerging regional artists, Artscoops has teamed up with several high-profile partners internationally, including Volta Basel and Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale.

Artscoops was founded by May and Raya Mamarbachi who were driven to further the growth of the art market in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and make art from the region more accessible to collectors worldwide. Dedicated specifically to MENA and international art, Artscoops works with a network of leading international galleries, private collectors, institutions and foundations to source a wide range of the best traditional and contemporary artworks. The Artscoops team of experts also provide expert professional services to both established and beginner collectors looking to buy and sell art, which include art advisory, art financing and art shipping services.


Janet Rady Fine Art

Based between London and the United Arab Emirates, Janet Rady expresses her creative talents as a specialist in contemporary art. Highly educated in the field, Janet holds a Masters Degree in Islamic Art History from the University of Melbourne, and a BA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

As well as expert knowledge of art history, Janet has extensive industry experience, spanning over thirty five years.


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