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Above The Fray

ARTIST Mohamad Khayata Medium Acrylic on Canvas Dimensions (H x W)59 x 51 in150 x 130 cm Artwork Location Artplex Gallery
US$ 9,400

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Mohamad Khayata’s original figurative artworks are the result of five years of displacement and deal with themes of migration, memory, and identity. Mohamad’s paintings convey an array of emotions, ranging from bliss and comfort to tension and uncertainty. Many of his paintings portray a sense of transience, which is all the more palpable when considering that Khayata's intimate work is a tribute to displaced people and to their daily life stories that, far from familiar surroundings, are filled with effort and hope.

Khayata created this original painting with acrylic on canvas. It is 59 inches tall by 51 inches wide. This artwork was created in the artist's new studio after his previous studio was destroyed in the 2020 blast in Beirut. It is signed by the artist on the back of the canvas. This painting is stretched, wired, and ready to hang. Free local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and worldwide shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included with this original work.

This artwork is also part of a new photographic series by the artist, in which Khayata's illustrative paintings are strategically placed to mingle with people and the environment. These paintings amass a memorial narrative; connecting the artist and the viewer to the rich cultural heritage of Syria and the larger narrative of what it means to be home.

Born in Damascus, Syria, artist Mohamad Khayata was forced to flee his home country due to ongoing political conflict. Khayata’s has been living in Beirut, Lebanon since 2012. His work is a resounding call for transformation and unity within his home country. His photography project "Stitching my Syria back" was chosen to be part of Journeys Festival International 2016 as a landmark for the “Look up” project in Leicester, where his photographs were installed on ten buildings. In the last five years, Khayata also participated in ten collective exhibitions across Europe and the Middle East. Holding his BA in Fine Arts obtained at Damascus University, Khayata is a bastion of Syrian legacy, memory, home, and happiness.

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