Sunday, 15 March 2015

Tired


Eyes that have seen all too much.

On the fourth anniversary of the bloodshed in Syria the still painfully young seer is seeking rest.

The sharp angles of two compositional elements respectively dissolves his body and supports his head. The resting is only apparent, though, Salam Alhassan is employing said elements to break up the figuration of the body of the seer on the picture plane. He is vanishing away before us:


Salam Alhassan, Tired, March 9, 2013.


The cartoon shown is courtesy of Salam Alhassan and must not be reproduced without his permission.


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