John Jurayj

Untitled (Ruin, 1991, #1), 2006

John Jurayj (American, born 1968), Untitled (Ruin, 1991, #1), 2006, oil on linen, 60 x 40 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2007.8.

This work is part of Jurayj's exploration of imagery from the thirty-year conflict in Lebanon, his family's homeland. Paint becomes a vehicle to reinforce, disrupt and elide both image and meaning as well as representations of war and trauma.