"Women calmly sit in a background of chaos and appear not to be bothered by their surroundings; models sit calmly in the ruins of war."
In the last couple of years the Middle East has been going through a stability crisis and ongoing wars that have taken over the media and news coverage that continue until today. The series was started right at the peak of the war in Aleppo, Syria, at the beginning of 2017, when realizing a lot of people, myself included could be becoming immune to the incidents.
The technique used is mainly oil and acrylic on canvas or wood; contrasting the soft curves of the women alongside sharp structured buildings; with use of collaged buildings of war zones of several parts in the middle east along with skyscrapers from first world countries. The buildings are not only a literal representation of war but they also represent the structure of one's life, his morals and values; chaotic or stable however it may be, crumbled or well structured.
The famous Rene Magritte bright blue sky is seen in all the works, ironically contrasting with the atmosphere of the painting created by the intensity of the women and the background. It is the key element that has been used to merge the composition in every one of the paintings; emphasizing the reality of how we are all connected, under the same sky, wherever we go and however we may feel. The same sky that is shared by 6.1 billion people, trillions of creatures and thousands of years.