Hi Guys its Carlos, ©
So like many of you I have been constantly listening to the news and what is impacting our society at the moment. One of the biggest conflicts happening in the world is the Israel and Gaza Conflict. (part of the wider Israeli and Palestinian conflict.) If you don’t know what the Israel and Gaza Conflict here is Everything You Need to Know About The Conflict.
I constantly read the New York Times and I came a across an Art & Design article about an artist named Belal Khaled. Belal is a young artist who studied photojournalism, painting, and interior design. He dropped out of college to take a job at Anadolu, a Turkish news agency. He is one of many artist that has experienced and lived in war like situations. As artist we see things completely different than most ordinary people, and artist like Belal are inspired by war to create art pieces with messages. Belal takes photographs when bombs hit the Gaza strip and then goes into photoshop to refine the photo. He sees shapes within the smoke that form from the bombs, then he creates artworks of animals, faces, and more.
These artist are many of few living in the Gaza strip, and even more severe that they are artist living in war like conditions. Supplies are scarce and expensive, yet they continue to do what they love to do. Their works show what they have to deal with on a daily basis. It influences them to show what really is reality. “Many of these drawings are related to our reality,” said the artist Basel Elmaqosui. If you guys want to see some of Basel’s work he has his Facebook open for people to see his Digital work.
To see Belal Khaled’s work.
To read the New York Times article “Artists’ Work Rises From the Destruction of the Israel-Gaza Conflict”