Yemeni artist uses bombed-out walls to criticize the country’s civil war
An artist in Yemen’s capital Sana’a uses the city’s bombed-out and damaged walls as a canvas for a creative protest against the brutal civil war that has consumed the Arab nation for years, an epa photojournalist on the ground reported Monday.
Murad Subay, 30, began his street art with his “Color the walls of your street” project in the wake of the 2011 revolution and has launched several campaigns tracking the civil war that has left Yemen in a state of humanitarian disaster.
His “Ruins” project, which he began in 2015, involves daubing damaged infrastructure with provocative artwork, calling attention to the plight of the war-torn nation, where Houthi rebels in charge of the capital, the north and the west are pitted against the internationally-recognized and Saudi Arabia-backed government, exiled to the port city of Aden.
Thousands have been killed and over three million have been displaced by the fighting.