Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

“Freedom Graffiti”

Tammam Azzam, a Syrian-born artist who lives and works in Dubai, digitally superimposed Gustav Klimt's “The Kiss” on a photograph of a bullet-ridden wall in an unidentified part of Syria. That image, titled “Freedom Graffiti”, has generated lot of interest on the online social media, with tens of thousands of people sharing it. “Freedom Graffiti” is part of a larger body of work Azzam produced in response to his country's struggle, titled “Syrian Museum”. The digital artworks play on other iconic paintings from artists such as da Vinci, Matisse and Picasso set against images of a Syria in ruins.

Tammam Azzam, a Syrian-born artist who lives and works in Dubai, digitally superimposed Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss” on a photograph of a bullet-ridden wall in an unidentified part of Syria. That image, titled “Freedom Graffiti”, has generated lot of interest on the online social media, with tens of thousands of people sharing it. “Freedom Graffiti” is part of a larger body of work Azzam produced in response to his country’s struggle, titled “Syrian Museum”. The digital artworks play on other iconic paintings from artists such as da Vinci, Matisse and Picasso set against images of a Syria in ruins.