Oussama Diab Presents The “New Pieta”

Is it an endless fight?!

An endless suffering for the innocents?!

When was it a crime to fight for your land?!

Why is it forgivable to violate humanity?!

On May 15, 2012 marks the 64th anniversary of 1948 Palestinian exodus, known in Arabic as the Nakba (disaster) and someone asked yesterday: will our kids live another years of Nakba anniversaries?!

Marking their 77th day, over 1000 palestinian prisoners in Israel jails continue their hunger strike and the world is only watching?!

Palestinian artist Oussama Diab, revealed his latest artwork “New Pieta” which pays tribute to Palistine and to everyone who paid their lives defending for their basic rights.


Oussama Diab “New Pieta”

About Oussama Diab

“Born in 1977, Oussama Diab has quickly gained rank within the Middle Eastern art scene. A graduate of the Faculty of Fines Arts in Damascus in 2002, he has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and has been honored for his work with several awards (including first prize) from the distinguished Young Artists exhibition in Syria. Since his debut show with Ayyam Gallery Damascus in 2009, his work has continued to wow critics., while several successful sales via Ayyam Auctions, has garnered great recognition among regional art lovers.

Known for large colorful canvases that employ symbolist interpretations of current events, his recent series of paintings reflects a profound investigation into global political concerns while hinting at the artist’s passion for international art. Inspired by a wide spectrum of influences that span the length of art history, Diab’s work has frequently presented a new take on graffiti-inspired Neo-Expressionism. Updating this painting style, his markings appear rapid and spontaneous with an overwhelming urgency, as his subjects exist in a nondescript setting.

At once pop-infused and marked with a childlike innocence, his canvases are equally known for their serious subject matter, a juxtaposition that reflects the duality of his work.”

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Marilyn says:

    Thank you so much for bringing much needed attention to the plight of the Palestinians! Excellent post.

    1. moushie says:

      I honestly thank the artist who showed the palestinian case in a new forward direction… glad you liked it Marilyn and thank you

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