World leaders become refugees in Syrian artist paintings
Through depicting world leaders as vulnerable refugee, carrying children and holding up family pictures, the Syrian painter Abdallah el-Amry tried to reflect sorrows and pains of Syrian people who are facing war and conflicts in their country.
Titled The Vulnerability Series, U.S. President Donald Trump was shown as the absolute opposite of what he is now. He was appeared to be a refugee carrying his child and luggage and fleeing from fighting in his country.
#Repost @ayyamgallery ・・・ Join us for Abdalla Al Omari’s solo exhibition ‘The Vulnerability Series’ opening this Monday, 22 May at 7pm at Ayyam Gallery Dubai (12 Alserkal Avenue). ________________ Image: 'Donald', 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, 190 x 150 cm #abdallaalomari #alserkalavenue #ayyamgallerydubai #ayyamgallery
Tyrant Syrian president Bashir al-Assad and power man Russian president Vladimir Putin were depicted in Al-Amri's paintings as homeless men begging for money.
The paintings include also other leaders such as former U.S. President Barack Obama, German chancellor Angela Merkel and North Korean Kim Jong-un, who is shown in the appearance of a child.
#Repost @lemondefr ・・・ Le peintre syrien Abdalla Omari habille Barack Obama en réfugié. Dans le monde musulman plus qu’ailleurs, les créateurs contemporains s’emparent de sujets politiques. Un réalisme cru qui reflète la situation de ces pays. L’Institut du monde arabe (@institutdumondearabe) présente jusqu’au 2 juillet la première exposition à Paris de la Fondation Barjeel, créée par le sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi. -- Crédits : "Barack" d'Abdalla Omari / Barjeel Art Foundation -- #Art #SyriaArt #RefugeeCrisis #BarackObama