“Art humanizes us”

The civil war in Yemen is an ongoing conflict with ten-thousands of civil deaths and the destruction of community and culture. Yemeni artist Murad Subay uses the ruins of war and places of murder and death as his canvas, creating colourful pieces as signs of peaceful protest. “It’s like protesting by colors,” Subay said.

“We painted to paint on the ugliness of war, and say there are options instead of going to war and using weapons. To use colors — it is better than to use bullets.”

Over the past 5 years he has created an important body of work and highlights the importance of expression in an oppressed country.

He includes and encourages locals to join in to paint the war-torn ugliness into something more hopeful. “War is not an option. There is a lot of beauty to see in this world.” Screen Shot 2017-02-06 at 12.54.48.png

https://muradsubay.com/camp…/color-the-walls-of-your-street/

https://muradsubay.com/camp…/the-walls-remember-their-faces/

Advertisements

About thehumantimes2016

A media for humans made by humans.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s