Nathalie Weis (1971) is a German/Lebanese artist and poet living and working in Beirut and New York. Nathalie Weis paints highly saturated pop vignettes that straddle the border of reality and illusion, art and poetry, Andy Warhol and Walt Disney. Cross-cultural references and dangerous texts pepper the canvas between kitschy cartoon characters. In the spirit of American Pop Art these characters are provocatively flat, brightly colored and always talking back. Working in the vernacular of the globalized commercial milieu, Weis poses a smart critique of the polished façade of the pleasure industry joined to her own real life recollections of growing up in a country ravaged by war.