In the small town of Houmeen, South Lebanon, Safi Jouni was born in 1957. He dedicated the early years of his life to social work and resistance. However, in 1985, he was detained at the Ansar camp, and his life took a different turn. The experience led him to find solace in art, and 1993, he received his diploma in painting and photography from the Lebanese University, Faculty of Arts.
A visit to Safi's Atelier in Houmeen is akin to stepping into a dream world. His paintings are a blend of Gaudi, Dali, and classicism, and they reflect the surreal experience and contradictions of the world around him. But Safi's artistic talents extend beyond just painting. He has a great passion for woodwork and ceramics, and his mixed-media murals using canvas, wood, and cement are a sight to behold.
Safi's art has been displayed in several local exhibitions in Lebanon, including Unesco Palace, Station Des Art, Brielle, American University, and the Hall of Ministry of Tourism. He has also participated in key exhibitions in Syria, Iraq, and Iran, showcasing his unique perspective on the world. Despite the many adversities he has faced, Safi never lost his passion for art, and it continues to be his guiding light
📍 Houmine Al-Tahta, Nabatieh