mohamed al adle
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Qusay is a painter, a writer and an Iraqi refugee. He is the first artist to ever hold a digital art exhibition in Baghdad and the writer of 20 books on arts, politics, Human Rights and literature.
“Painting is my life” says Qusay. “I started drawing and painting since I was a child. The College of Arts in Iraq helped me later to become a professional painter”. Qusay introduced the “Sofia” painting style, a postmodernism type of arts that combines past styles and themes in a modern-day context. ‘My main source of inspiration”, adds Qusay, “are women challenging local traditions and social boundaries”.
On the International Day of Non-Violence, Qusay offered UNHCR Lebanon eight of his artistic paintings that show women s sufferings from war and violence and call for peace and freedom.
Qusay is planning an exhibition in Lebanon soon to shed the light on the challenges facing refugees and their daily struggle to survive difficult living conditions.