A Colorful Humanism

Inventing figures that evade the classical vision, reflecting the everyday life and the human spirit, joy, sadness, violence and hope without time or space limitations, breaking the imposed framework in order to achieve a universe peculiar to himself, while maintaining a civic and humanistic connection with today’s world, such are the impressions that the art of Yaser Safi offers to the viewer: an art that breathes and blows a wind of freedom. We met him in Berlin, where he settledRead more

Un Humanisme Coloré

Inventer des figures qui s’échappent de la vision classique, refléter la vie de tous les jours et l’esprit humain, la joie, la tristesse, la violence et l’espoir, sans limites de temps ou d’espace, sortir du cadre imposé pour atteindre un univers propre à lui, tout en gardant une connexion citoyenne et humaniste avec le monde actuel, tels sont les impressions que l’art de Yaser Safi offre au spectateur : des œuvres qui respirent et qui font respirer l’air de la liberté.Read more

The Syrian Experience As Art

Syrian Art Exhibits Open in Rutland and Castleton by Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Seven Days September 28, 2016 “The Syrian Experience As Art”, an exhibition organized by Castleton University, Rutland, Vermont, USA. – Christine Price Gallery, Castleton, Vermont, USA, August 29 – October 14, 2016. – The Castleton Gallery Annex, Rutland, Vermont, USA, September, 2016 – January, 2017. A year after his announcement that the town would welcome 100 Syrian refugees, Rutland Mayor Chris Louras asked a favor of Castleton University professorRead more

Behind the Lines | Contemporary Syrian Art

Exhibition at Penticton Gallery, Penticton, Canada Jul 8, 2016 –  Sep 11, 2016 http://pentictonartgallery.com/exhibitions/2016/7/8/behind-the-lines-contemporary-syrian-art When I started to plan this exhibition over a year ago, I could not have imagined the relevance this summer’s exhibition of artworks by 19 contemporary Syrian artists would have had to our community today. Back then Syria for many was a far off place undergoing the most unimaginable of situations which occasionally made the local news, and even rarer still the front page. That allRead more

Syrian Art Coming to Penticton

by  Dale Boyd – Penticton Western News, Jun 28, 2016 In the midst of a conflict that has gripped the entire world, a connection created through art is bringing Penticton and Syria closer together. Humam Alsalim, a Syrian architect and co-founder of the Cyrrus Gallery, an online art gallery for young, contemporary Syrian artists is co-curating the latest exhibition at the Penticton Art Gallery. The exhibition, hosting 18 artists with just over 90 works across multiple formats including video, photography,Read more

“Lady Picasso” from Aleppo

Art is not only an expression of feelings, it is also the result of an emotional intelligence sometimes hidden. In naive art there are emotional games of the unconscious involved, behind the simple lines and bright colors, there are stories, a legacy, and life experiences concealed. What matters in these paintings is the depth from which they were able to spring. Here is an awesome story, unique and astounding  ̶  such as the East knows to create through the prodigy of itsRead more

“Madame Picasso” d’Alep

L’art n’est pas seulement une expression des sentiments, c’est aussi le fruit d’une intelligence émotionnelle parfois cachée. Dans l’art naïf ce sont les jeux émotifs de l’inconscient qui interviennent, derrière les lignes simples et les couleurs joyeuses, se cachent des histoires, un héritage et un vécu. Ce qui compte dans ces peintures c’est la profondeur de laquelle ils ont pu jaillir. Voici une belle histoire, singulière et étonnante, – comme l’Orient sait en créer à travers le prodige de ses enfants.Read more

Une Odyssée des Temps Modernes

Lorsque l’on aspire à partir ailleurs pour accomplir ses rêves, on se pose toujours la question : où et avec qui ? Le chemin vers l’inconnu, l’éloignement avec ceux que l’on aime, le changement, tout cela rend le voyage plus difficile. Pour braver l’angoisse et l’anxiété, mais cependant apprécier la découverte et l’émerveillement, n’est-il pas réconfortant de voyager avec des compagnons de route, avec des amis qui comprennent les larmes autant qu’ils partagent les sourires ? Voici une odyssée desRead more

An Odyssey of Modern Times

When we aspire to go elsewhere to fulfill our dreams, the question we always ask ourselves: where to and with whom? The path towards the unknown, the remoteness with those we love, changes, all this makes the journey more challenging. In order to brave the anguish and anxiety, yet to appreciate the discovery and wonderment, is it not alleviating to travel with fellow travelers, with friends who understand the tears as much as they share the smiles? Here is anRead more

Flight: Explorations in Movement, Migration and Freedom

West Branch Partners With Stowe Schools, Syrian Artists, and Nonprofits for Upcoming Spring Exhibition: Flight: Explorations in Movement, Migration and Freedom April 2, 2016 – June 26, 2016 West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park, Vermont, USA Gallery artists, local students, and notable Syrian artists interpret the concept of flight in this juried exhibition. This can be as simple as birds as the subject matter or an abstract painter’s expressionist representation of joyous movement, of airborne thought. Flight could also be concernedRead more