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.
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