November 6, 2017

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Jesus Ortega

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The Political Paintings of Abdalla Al Omari

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In the day of high political tensions its important that we are aware of what’s going on around us. A big issue revolving around our country is immigration and refugees: People who escaped and abandoned their beloved country to give their family a better future and most importantly hope. Unfortunately, …

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In the day of high political tensions its important that we are aware of what’s going on around us. A big issue revolving around our country is immigration and refugees: People who escaped and abandoned their beloved country to give their family a better future and most importantly hope. Unfortunately, there are many obstacles that are trying to affect these topics. What better way to do this than to see these topics illustrated through paintings.

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A few months ago, Syrian artist, Abdalla Al Omari painted world leaders as refugees with a purpose to humanize this crisis. World leaders such as Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama are among the notable figures portrayed in this collection of illustrations titled “The Vulnerability Series.”

These famous personalities are visualized looking very tired and as if they were beggars. If only the tables turned and these political leaders could put themselves in their position. Will they finally know that what these people really want is peace?

Omari stated the following:

“I wanted to take away their power, not to serve me and my pain, but to give them back their humanity and to give the audience an insight into what the power of vulnerability can achieve.”

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Al Omari explains of casting these powerful figures in a different light.

“It was basically a personal desire at the beginning to imagine how would those supposedly great personalities look like if they were in the shoes of refugees.”

Through the use of acrylics, Omari was able to spread his message across the whole world. America has always been a nation of compassion, an important quality that has helped us build this country. Let us help the refugees and keep this country growing.

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