Adel Bechara was born in Beirut in 1999.
He grew up surrounded by his mother’s art and developed a passion for drawing and designing. He has always loved watching her work and her paintings. Her style varies from abstract work and landscapes, to collages recently. Although he’s not a fan of painting, he learned a lot about creativity, color use and design from her. From one artist to another, his mother’s opinion still matters the most to him.
In 2017, he moved to Toronto to start his major in Graphic Design and started experimenting with different styles of drawing and design.
When he finally found a style that he really enjoyed, he created his Instagram account to display his drawings and has been investing in it since.
His drawings are one line drawing of celebrities worldwide, one drawing a day is his focus.
A pop culture enthusiast, knowing that Pop art movement aimed to solidify the idea that art can draw from any source, and there is no hierarchy of culture to disrupt this.
Pop art emerged in the 20th century, in reaction to consumerism, mass media, and popular culture. It transitioned away from the theory and methods used in Abstract Expressionism, the leading movement that preceded it.
Instead, it drew upon everyday objects and media like newspapers, comic books, magazines, and other mundane objects to produce vibrant compositions, establishing the movement as a cornerstone of contemporary art. Many artists associated with the movement achieved unprecedented fame and status. Today, Pop art is one of the most instantly recognizable forms of art.
Pop art pioneer Richard Hamilton described it “Pop Art is, popular, transient, expendable, low cost, mass produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, big business.”
Adel Bechara’s art is influenced by Pop art and Pop culture and it shows in his drawings they include all Hamilton’s characteristics.
The Interview :
How you had the idea of your business?
I’ve been drawing and sharing my art for many years, but I was still experimenting in different materials and different styles. I recently developed a style that I really enjoy which combines one-line drawings and pop culture. So I created my Instagram account @one.line.drawing, in which I share a new drawing every day.
Your Role models (any field)?
What are the important turning points in your life?
always loved drawing and designing but since I created my account, it has given
me a new purpose for my art and it motivated me to work on it and enjoy it more
What is your current state of mind?
I’m just trying to enjoy everything that I do, whether it’s working in university or on personal projects
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I only started this account in 2019 and since then the response has been wonderful.
My work has been noticed by some celebrities including Nicole Kidman which was awesome!
But I consider my greatest achievement the fact that I’m managing to create and post a new drawing every day
What is your favorite occupation?
Keeping up with everything related to Pop Culture
Who are your heroes in real life?
My friends and family
What is your ultimate dislike?
Having “rules” in art
What do you expect from the future?
I’m working on expanding my business so that it can help me start a career doing the things I love
What things in life are still mysteries to you?
What inspires you?
I get inspired easily but generally music, albums, inspire me the most
What would be your advice for your younger self?
Stop looking for inspiration from other artists and try to create something on your own.
It’s a very wide term to define but I believe that anything you create can be called art.
You pick freedom or security?
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