Gabriella remembers watching President Michel Aoun’s first speech after October 17, the first day of the 2019 protests in Lebanon, and being stunned by the absurdity of his discourse. Since then, her pop art illustrations have parodied Lebanon's ruling elite - from the melting away of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri to the bankrupt Banque du Liban.
With the world coming to a pause, Gabriella yearns to return to the streets, especially when she watches the news.
Gabriella Lteif is a Beirut-based illustrator and comic book artist. She previously had an exhibition in Sage Parlour, in which she explored the narrative of private Lebanese homes and the stories they tell about their inhabitants. When it comes to her artwork, Gabriella prefers spontaneity and tends to decide on the spur of the moment what she wants to experiment with. But from a young age, the themes that follow her have remained the same: psychology, anthropology, politics, and fashion.