Art from Exile, together with the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, is honored to collaborate with seven amazing Syrian Artists in it’s first exhibition, Living. These seven emerging artists speak through their art, and share their point of view.
Imad Habbab explores the connection between identity and location. Houssam Alloum’s works represents the masks we wear, to hide the deformities and ugliness of war, while Hiba Aizouq looks to show how we manage our emotions and feelings. Painting women and men separately, Eyas Jaafar creates two pieces reflecting how war tears families apart. Gulnar Hajo aims to keep us dreaming and hopeful, even during violence and destruction. And in hoping for some beauty to come from the bombs, Falak Al Ghazi uses smoke as her medium, bringing beauty from the ashes. Samer Al Kadri’s stark use of color draws us to his work, leaving us to contemplate both sadness and hope.