War of the Hotels حرب الفنادق

حرب الفنادقThis was the first design I did for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin, winner of the Abraaj Capital Art Prize. At this early stage, we hadn’t made the decision to make the whole series in cobalt blue yet, and I was going for a color scheme inspired by miniatures (notice the gold paint in the sun, fires, and borders).

Gouache on canvas, 165 cm x 120 cm (click on image to enlarge)

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Battles for the Unification of the Rifle معارك توحيد البندقية

توحيد البندقيةAnother of my original designs for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin about the Lebanese civil war. This was my favorite because I got to focus on portraiture. It was also the last one I drew, so I was a bit more comfortable with the style by then.

Ink on paper, 150 cm x 70 cm (click on image to enlarge)


The Battle Of Tal el Zaatar معركة تل الزعتر

تل الزعترAnother of my original designs for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin about the Lebanese civil war.

These drawings were made possible with the help of the lovely Monira Al Qadiri, who was my painting assistant for this project.

Gouache on canvas, 200 cm x 115 cm (click on image to enlarge)


The Liberation War حرب التحرير

حرب التحريرAnother of my original designs for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin about the Lebanese civil war.

These drawings were made possible with the help of the lovely Monira Al Qadiri, who was my painting assistant for this project. It is also her birthday today, so: Happy Birthday!

Ink on canvas, 165cm x 90cm (click on image to enlarge)


War of the Camps حرب المخيمات

حرب المخيماتAnother of my original designs for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin about the Lebanese civil war.

Ink on canvas, 120cm x 80cm (click on image to enlarge)


Israeli Invasion الاجتياح الاسرائيلي

الاجتياح الاسرائيليOne of my original designs for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin about the Lebanese civil war.

Ink on canvas, 240cm x 100cm (click on image to enlarge)


The Mountain War حرب الجبل

 حرب الجبلOne of my original designs for “China”, a project by Raed Yassin about the Lebanese civil war . These designs were copied by traditional Chinese artisans onto a series of 7 vases that were exhibited in Art Dubai last week, in the Abraaj Capital Art Prize section.

ink on canvas, 230cm x 70cm (click on image to enlarge)