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Shoreless Sea #11

Tayseer Barakat

Zawyeh Gallery

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

50 x 70 cm

In Shoreless Sea, Tayseer Barakat’s works manifest as an account on refugees’ desperate journeys to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in search for a normal life. However, this is not an ordinary sea; this is a shoreless sea. Here swimming doesn’t end and drowning is possible as well as separation from loved ones. Waves rise and clash fiercely, helicopters pass over and refugees flee from bloody wars. In this specific work, it is up to the viewer to imagine and initiate intimate moments between the single line of figures and in doing so amid an atmosphere full of panic, they can feel that hope is still possible.


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