When stung by a bee, lie down and scream

“When stung by a bee, lie down and scream.”*

 

This series complements the previous one. This time, the portrait has turned into a place where it all happens. All of the portraits are connected by a unifying thread: violence. This is not for no reason though, for it is only relevant to our lives (either social or geographical). It has become normal for me personally, and I have accepted it as something which is always there, and perhaps the best way to endure it is to play with it. Here, the apparent similarity between the portraits is secondary. In fact, the context these portraits bring about is of more significance. This context varies according to the knowledge the audience have of the characters. But the overall approach here is not to portrait, but to challenge the medium of painting itself, which has become the main concern. Ultimately, I challenge the medium of painting and its fundamental traits in my own way, and I carry out this challenge according to the subject, setting it in the framework of a narrative.

 

*) Lie down and scream! Most people lose their verbal and physical coordination when they get stung! It is far better, they believe, that you lie down and shout at once, for if you run, you defiantly will get hurt.

Charles Manson| 16×20 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
DavidbBerkowitz | 16 x 20 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Ed Gein | 16 x 20 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Nader Shah Afshar| 30x40cm |Oil on Canvas | 2016
Eggar Allen Poe | 17.5 x 23 cm | Oilon Canvas | 2016
Elvis | 20 x 25.5 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Emotional Loop| 21 x 16 cm| Oil on Canvas | 2016
Family of Kims| 13 x 18 cm| Oil on Canvas | 2016
Head of Osama | 15 x 17 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Heinrich Himmler | 20 x 30 cm |Oil on Canvas
Mao| 22×25 cm| Oil on Canvas | 2016
Jesus Christ | 21 x 15 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Mohammad Bijeh | 16 x 20 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Saddam Hussein | 21 x 18 cm | Oil on Canvas
Sleepy Michael  |52 x 57 cm | Oil on Canvas |
White Amy | 23 x 16 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016
Vicent Van Gogh | 23 x 17 cm | Oil on Canvas | 2016