Abed Alnasser Amer

Country: Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Nationality: Palestinian

About

Abd Alnasser Amer was born in 1970 in Khan Younis, Gaza. In spite of the fact that he had no formal art education, Abd Alnasser is an important figure in the Palestinian art scene. He founded the Red Crescent Arts Studio in Gaza. He is also involved in nurturing the future generations by organizing workshops to train young artists and promoting them in various exhibitions. His works have been exhibited throughout the region and internationally in Egypt, France and the United States. His primary aim as a refugee, living in a war-torn land, is to foster peace and understanding through his art.

With figures that are reminiscent of Picasso’s works, especially his seminal work Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, Amer’s art uses deconstructed human figures and symbols such as a cat and a fish to convey strong messages on the struggles of daily life. The paintings are made all the more powerful with the use of vibrant colors and postures in the composition.

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