The saying ‘On the road to Damascus’ notes a pivotal change in a person’s life or an important turning point in a people’s history. I chose to paint this phrase as part of my contribution to Montreal’s Fresh Paint Gallery exhibition,curated by Elise Luong. My latest exhibition series is inspired from the recent events that have taken place in my home country Tunisia, and also in the Arab World. ‘On the road to Damascus’ has a double meaning in this case: partly noting the unique moment in history we are all witnessing, and partly paying tribute to the struggle of the Syrian population. Alongside the mural, I donated one of my most recent pieces from my upcoming exhibition ‘Sajjal ana 3arabi’. The piece is also entitled ‘Sajjal ana 3arabi’.
Also contributing to this collective exhibition at Fresh Paint Gallery is Tunisian calligrapher Karim Jabbari who currently resides in Montreal. www.madefromwords.com
The exhibition will be open for five weeks until the end of September.