Syrian artist Amr Fahed's digital work painfully depicts the reality of war and its aftermath. He unflinchingly tells the truth of the end of war, a time when people believe that life will begin with a semblance of normalcy again, but in reality the horrors of poverty, homelessness and fear ascend. He calls it a quagmire in which the people are left to drown. This quagmire assumes a presence that is muted, its forms almost transmuted to the ethereal; a world without colors, a world where no-one is any longer warm.
Fahed considers himself a documenter of truth; the truth of betrayal by all the actors in the conflict. His attention is focused on those forgotten, the people. A practioner of digital media as its very nature is present continuous, just like the war and death in Syria; ongoing, not merely a thing of the past.
Some of the works from the series, After the War, will be shown in a virtual exhibition on kunstmatrix.com from February 26 to March 11.
The last few weeks have been crazy! Organizing and curating the exhibition, construction finally getting underway on the gallery - it has been rush, rush, rush. And now we can take a moment, and reflect on NEXUS. We are SO grateful to all the artists, and especially Dzovig and Miguel, for all their hard work. Without them it would not have been possible, nor would it have been so successful. To see their amazing work hanging in the virtual gallery was just awesome. It is difficult to curate some many and so diverse a group, but we feel that the finished show worked well. Through this experience we have met some fantastic people and we are truly excited for what 2022 has to offer.
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