When screaming in the face of tyranny has been rendered futile and any form of expression is prohibited, Alaa Hamameh, an artist haunted by the beauty of the Syrian uprising, turned to art to voice his support of the uprising by “converting the suffering, massacres, conferences and breaking news into lines and colors.”
Alaa Hamameh is a painter and visual artist born in the city of Masyaf, Hama in 1983. The artist got his Bachelor’s degree in fine arts and visual communications from the university of Damascus in 2005. In the past few years, he’s held tens of art exhibitions in Syria and Lebanon, focusing mainly on scenery from the Syrian uprising, especially the artworks of 2011-2012 entitled “Syrian Scenes”, in which the painter transforms his pieces of art into an echo to the joys, disappointments and pains of Syrians on their long road to freedom.
The artist has plenty of art works in his record, but one painting called “Gen Feats” which was painted after the use of chemical weapons really catches the eye. To the artist it is a “portrayal of all the words, opinions and statements within the chaotic news after the massacre.”
Alaa Hamameh is a Syrian artist who refused to stand on the sidelines while Syrians are sacrificing their lives for freedom and dignity.