Sara Alakkad is a Syrian painter born on the 14th of February, 1994, and graduated with a B.A. Degree in “Oil Painting and Drawing” in 2019 from Damascus University – Faculty of Fine Arts, also enrolled in the A.A.S Communication Design Associates from 2013 till 2015 at Northern Virginia Community College.
Message from the artist:
“Windows” or as said in the common slang Arabic “shababeek” it’s the project that i worked on for about a year.
I always described Syria during the past few years as pale, gray and lacks all colors. However, when had the privilege to wander its cities, I saw a very different aspect of the country. Although the destruction had spread all over the place especially on the roads between the cities and was under the spotlight in all fields of art of photography, foreign TV shows and movies, I started picturing all the buildings, streets and cities painted with different colors.
I started painting buildings and the cities I passed by in abstraction because that’s what destruction looked like. I used collage to express the way the blocks fell and painted them with acrylic. I used gold and red for the windows to show them as if they were lit and the destructed homes as if inhabited.
I refused to see the destruction and pale colors but actually saw random colored compositions for my art.
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- Participated in NVCU Art show 2013.
- Participated in “faces and story” workshop in 2015.
- Participated in “woman” workshop in Zawaya Art Gallery 2019
- Participated in “shabab” exhibition in Zawaya Art Gallery in 2019
- Participated in spring art show 2020
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