“Subjugation” and Vandalising the mural, Paris. 27 July 2021

Subjugation mural, Paris, July 2021. Photo by: Rania Khyali

[English]

Art has an extraordinary capacity to provoke, protest and enlighten.

Less than two days after I executed the mural collage of “Subjugation” in the heart of Paris, the collage was brutally ripped down.

My work, especially the political work, has suffered a lot of blurring, disfigurement across the years, but every time it happens it makes me realize that I am on the right track.

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“Subjugation”, in the heart of Paris, 25 July 2021

“Subjugations” mural, Paris, July 2021

[English]

“Subjugation”

Seven years of War, death and oppression  in Yemen,

 where everything is being destroyed and divided.

My mural in the heart of Paris, exactly next to Seine River shore, between the musem of Louvre and the  Musem  d’Orsay, Paris 25 July 2021.

A special Thanks to the amazing friend  Jeannette Bougrab , Samuel Valkeapaa and the child May for their wonderful support.

Note: This mural inspired by the “Scream” the famous work of the Norwegian great painter Edvard Munch.

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An interview on “TeleGrenoble TV” about my Mural “WELCOME” July 2021.

An interview on “TeleGrenoble TV” about my mural which I achieved in the city, as part of Street Art Fest Grenoble Alpes. The interview lasted for 20 minutes and started at minute 50 to minute 110. I spoke about my engagement and followed by showing the short film “Murad” which directed by Oscar Nominee Abdulrahman Hussain, where it featured my work in Yemen.

“Faces of War” Portraits mural, Montpellier.July 2021

Faces of War portraits

[English] “Faces of War

On July 10, in Montpellier, I pasted a mural of eight faces of war on a wall 28 meters wide and 2.5 meters high. Accompanying the portraits, my phrase “In times of war, even the smallest voices, calling for peace, can save lives.”

A big thank you to Françoise and her wonderful husband Philippe, who were very supportive and helped to make this work possible, and to the artist Fanny Gillequin
A special thanks to Caroline Malatrait.

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My mural “WELCOME”, Grenoble, July 2021.

My mural “WELCOME”, Grenoble July 2021

“مرحبا بكم”

أهدي جدارية “مرحبا بكم” لكل المهاجرين واللاجئين الذين غادرو بلادهم هربا من ويلات الحرب, ثم على طريق البحث عن مكان آمن يعيشو فيه لقو حتفهم, في البحار والمحيطات والصحاري وعلى الحدود.

نفذت هذا العمل بطلب من إحدى المنظمات الإيطالية التي طلبت مني تنفيذ عمل حول موضوع اللاجئين والمهاجرين, والتي كان يجب ان انفذ هذه الجدارية بالتزامن مع قمة دول العشرين في إيطاليا, ولكن مع الأسف تمت الرقابة على الجدارية ومنعت من تنفيذها في المدينة التي ستقام فيها القمة.

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Video of “Fetus of Coffin” mural.

Video about “Fetus of Coffin” mural. By Caroline Malatrait

A special Thanks to my dear friend Caroline Malatrait for filming and montage this wounderful video during working on my recent mural “Fetus of Coffin”, at a ruin of the World War II, at the shore of Port De Bouc City, France. 19 June 2021

شكر خاص للصديقة العزيزة “كارولين ملاتخيه” لإخراجها وتصويرها لهذا الفيديو القصير الذي رافق فيه تنفيذي لجدارية “جنين الكفن”على أنقاض إحدى التحصينات من الحرب العالمية الثانية, على شاطىء في مدينة “بورت دو بوك” , فرنسا. 19 يونيو 2021.

“Fetus of Coffin” Mural. 19 June 2021

Fetus of Coffin mural, on a bunker’s ruin of the World War II

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On a stormy day on the shores of the city of Port de Bocu, southern France, I executed this mural on one of the ruins of the World War II, this cement block was used as one of the fortifications spread on the French beaches.

The mural “Fetus of Coffin” is the title of this work, which I had previously painted on one of the walls in the city of Sana’a, in 2016 during the war that is still raging until now.

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“War Crimes” Mural

“جرائم حرب”
أهدي لوحة “جرائم حرب” لكل الضحايا المدنيين الذين قتلوا ويقتلون كل يوم في فلسطين واليمن وسوريا.. ومناطق أخرى حول العالم، والقائمة تطول كل يوم ، عبث بحياة الأبرياء ويجب أن يتوقف.

إستلهمت هذا العمل من إحدى المجازر التي طالت الأبرياء في اليمن. على جدار بإرتفاع 5 أمتار وعرض 14 متر.
رسمت هذه اللوحة الجدارية كجزء من المهرجان الدولي “بيام” لفن الشارع ، الذي تديره كولكتيف رينارت ، ليل. 15 مايو 2021.

“War Crimes”
I dedicate the mural of “war crimes” to all the civilian victims who have been killed, and are being killed every day in Palestine, Yemen, Syria and other regions around the world .. The list goes on every day, and this tampering with innocent lives must stop.

I was inspired this mural from a massacres of innocent people in Yemen. On a wall 5 meters high and 14 meters wide.
I painted this mural as part of the international Festival “BIAM” for street art, that run by Collectif Renart, Lille. May 15, 2021.

War’ murals on Books Covers

[[News Letter]]

Dears all, 

  March has passed and as we prepare for work in April, I wanted to share that three of my murals were featured as book covers for   French and Australian Authors, Jeannette Bougrab, A.Dirk Moses and Romain Molina.

About The murals:

  The “Children of Rubble” mural was created in Sana’a city during the ongoing conflict in 2017, on the a ruins of a house middle of Sana’a, where a child raises the peace sign despite the loses, in an express about a whole generation of a war, and with a very simple demand, Peace and freedom.

  The “Family Portrait” was painted inside a house which was destroyed by an airstrike in the north of Sana’a in 2015. The majority of the house’s residents, a family, have died. I had the chance to met the father which, he was around his house’ ruins, a man with face of no signs, spoke about his one years child who found her under the ruins a live, but the others were dead including his wife and his two other children.

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“War of Bargains” my mural, Paris. March 2021

“حرب الصفقات”
لا شيء يضاف، حرب محتدمة منذ ست سنوات ، وأطراف الحرب المحلية وحلفائهم الدوليين يستخدموا الأطفال والأبرياء كوقود لحروبهم.

تصور الجدارية طفلاً يمنيًا شارك في حملة الاحتجاج على استمرار الحرب الدائرة.
تظهر الخلفية اللغة اليمنية القديمة “المسند” ، في وصف ماضي وحاضر بلد منسي.

حملتي الجدارية الأخيرة “صورة شخصية للحرب”. على جدار في شارع دينويز ، باريس. مارس 2021

شكر جزيل للأصدقاء الأعزاء على عونهم: كارولين مالاتخيه, سيلين تافاريس, والطفل الحبوب لوسيان.

وشكر خاص للفنان الكبير “جان فوشواخ” على تقديمه يد العون لي.

War of Bargains
Nothing to add, a war raging for six years, and local and international parties using children and innocents as fuel for their wars.

The mural depicate a Yemeni child who participated in the campaign to protest against the continuation of the ongoing war.
The background shows the ancient Yemeni language “Al-Musnad”, in discription of The past and present of a forgotten country.

My recent mural “Selfie of War” campaign. on a wall in Denoyez street, Paris. March 2021

Many thanks to my dear friends for their support: Caroline Malatrait, Celine Tavares, and her child Lucian, and Musab Obad
And special thanks to the great artist “Jean Faucheur” for the support he extant to me.