Meet the Rebel Syrian Artist Painting on Mortar Shells


I love Middle Eastern art. I even designed my home and incorporated those motifs. Sadly, my home has been burnt to the ground. [Work] is at the house I live in now. I know I’m still starting out [as an artist], but I hope to have a show to present my work in a city I’ve always been proud to belong to.

I believe such work must remain as a reminder of events. Right now, all I care about is depicting the bright side of my city and of my country. But if I get the chance to have my work shown at renowned galleries, and if I need a lot of money, then I’ll sell it. [My work] is truly a message. I’m trying to tell the world that we are art in and of ourselves. We love life. Let the world know what war has done in Syria. The work for the revolution doesn’t end. What I’m doing is simply a part of it, and I will continue to do so until I’m satisfied with what I’ve given.

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