Tamara Barrage is a Lebanese artist and designer based in Beirut. She is specialized in ceramic art creations very distinguish for your home.
After earning a masters degree in Product Design from ALBA (Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts) in 2011, Tamara pursued a second master’s degree from Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands specializing in Contextual Design.
Upon her return to her hometown, Tamara engaged in exploring the tactile and sensorial characteristics of various materials. Using an array of experimental techniques, Tamara aspires to better articulate how forms and textures provoke senses, manipulate emotions and articulate memories.
Her interest in materiality takes the form of multiple explorations into shapes that become materials or materials that turn into shapes. Often threatening while revealing an overwhelming sense of fragility her creations are creatures of another realm, somehow unfamiliar, somehow, if one looks closely enough, all too familiar.
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The artist manipulates various materials, both organic and inorganic, to construct a fractallike core around which viewers are invited to gather. Embodying both the alien and the familiar, Barrage’s installation imagines an invasion of the known world by hypnotic creatures, in a state of gestation or metamorphosis.
Her vases observe the method of creating a personality. Her exploration into identity begins with a bare object: a vase made of resin. Then, each one acquires a second skin made of leather, threads, feathers, wood, metal, gold and silver leaf.